If you rely on a private well for your household water supply, you may have heard all sorts of horror stories about contaminated well water. In reality, these stories are often based on myths or misinformation.
Here are a few common myths about well water quality and safety that need debunking:
Myth 1: Well Water is Always Contaminated
This is not true. Well water, like municipal water, can become contaminated, but it is not always contaminated. The quality of well water depends on various factors such as geology, weather, location, and groundwater recharge. Properly constructed and maintained wells by a professional can provide safe water.
Myth #2: City Water is Always Safer Than Well Water
While it is true that city water is typically treated to remove harmful contaminants, well water can be just as safe to drink. In fact, many people find that well water tastes better and is less chemically treated than city water.
Myth 3: Well Water is Unfit For Drinking
This is another common myth. Well water is naturally filtered by soil and rock, and in many cases, it is of better quality than municipal water. However, if a well is not maintained properly or is situated in an area with hazardous chemicals or waste, it may contain contaminants. Testing well water annually is the best way to ensure it is safe for consumption.
Myth #4: Well Water is Always Hard and Full of Minerals
While it is true that some well water can be hard and contain high levels of minerals, not all well water is the same. The mineral content of the H2O can vary depending on the location of the well and the type of rock and soil it is drilled into.
Myth #5: Only People in Rural Areas Need to Worry About Well Water Quality
While it’s true that most private wells are located in rural areas, some urban and suburban houses may also rely on private wells. Proper maintenance, testing, and well water treatment are essential regardless of where you live. Contaminants can find their way into your water source through various means, including pollution from nearby factories and farms, septic systems, industrial landfills, and other sources of pollution.
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If you’re looking for someone you can trust to repair, maintain, or test your well to ensure it’s safe and working as it should be, Easterday-Wilson Water Services can help. Our professional service crews have the knowledge and ability to fix all of your water issues.
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