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Thursday, May 1, 2014

What to Do With a Contaminated Private Well?

There are many benefits to having a private well at home. For one, you can lower your monthly utility bill. The savings from this can add up over the course of a year and those who are looking to save will be pleasantly surprised with how much money they can save over the long term.

In some areas, water from a private well can even be safer and healthier than municipal water that contains chemicals such as chlorine that is intended to prevent microbial growth but also has an adverse effect on your health or to those people important to you.

However, having a private well requires a significant effort and attention to detail to ensure that the water is safe. Regular testing needs to done regularly to detect problems or changes with the water quality. How often you need to test your water depends on the initial quality of the water and the risk factors in the environment. Those who are living in places in which there are ground drilling operations happening are going in greater risk and as such require more frequent testing in order to detect possible contamination.

So what happens if your private well is tested to be contaminated?

There are really only two things you can do. The first thing is that you can install a water purification system that deals with the water problem that you are facing. A purifying system isn't exactly cheap and might turn you off from installing one. But if you look at it in long-term perspective, the amount of savings you can make from not having to pay a water utility bill every month will pay for the water purification itself.

If you want to find out about water problems and filtration solutions, you can visit Water purification  and see the complete details regarding problems and their solutions.

Now, if the water problem is too serious and there is no feasible solution that is within your price range, the best thing to do is to condemn the well and consider a commercial water source.