Well, It’s Your Choice
When a well is your source of water, it’s up to you to decide if and how you purify it. There are several kinds of well water filtration systems that can remove bacteria, chemicals, and sediment. The kind you choose depends on what you’re seeking to filter out of your water. The first step in choosing a filtration system is ordering a water test. My Plumbers LLC can aid in testing for iron, nitrates, chlorine, hardness, pH, and sulfur. If a more in depth test is necessary, we will help connect you to a local water testing lab in Asheville, NC, Dial 828-708-7107, and a member of our team will partner with you and help you understand all your options so you can make a confident, informed decision.
Common Issues with Well Water
Many people prefer well water because you don’t receive a monthly water bill. If something goes amiss with the public water supply, you’ll still get water, and you don’t have to worry about all the chemicals used to purify public water. However, since the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) doesn’t regulate private wells, it is up to homeowners to make their drinking water safe. One of the biggest issues plaguing wells is acidity. Plant decomposition, acid rain, and runoff from mining operations can make water’s pH drop below 7.0, making it acidic. You’ll know your water is acidic if you notice a metallic taste, corroded faucets and fixtures, or blue-green stains in sinks and tubs.
Turbidity is the measure of water’s clarity, and this problem is pretty easy to notice. If your water is cloudy, muddy, or opaque, you may have an issue. You may notice high turbidity if you live in an area where there is runoff, drilling, and other types of earth disturbances. With turbidity, you run the increased risk of pathogen growth, the presence of metals, and waterborne diseases.
No one wants poop in their water, but it’s the reality that animal and human waste can infiltrate well water through cracks in well walls, agricultural runoff, or overflowing septic tanks or sewer lines. If your water smells bad or has a lot of sediment in it, you may be dealing with feces in your water.
Solutions are Just a Call Away
No one wants to drink or bathe in turbid, poopy water, but without proper treatment, that’s just what might be pouring from your faucet. If you’re interested in learning more about the ways My Plumbers LLC can help provide cleaner water in Asheville, NC, call 828-708-7107. Our licensed plumbers are here to help.