Many people that want to install a water well are interested to know if well water is always hard or if it can be soft. Typically, well water is more likely to be hard than soft, as it originates from the ground and is likely to contain minerals such as calcium or magnesium that is already in the soil. Hard water will always leave behind stains in sinks or toilet bowls due to the minerals that are left behind, while soft water will not cause any discoloration.
Water Table Location
The location of your water table depends on your area, which can have an impact on determining the hardness of your water. Geological features play a major role in the location of a water table, as your water table will be much closer to the surface if you are located near a body of water. However, a groundwater source will be much more difficult to find if you are on top of a hill or a mountain. Flatlands also have a much higher water table because the water easily seeps into the ground and doesn’t have any run-off.
Water Well Test
Conducting a water well test is essential to ensure that the water is safe to drink. Contacting our professionals at Weeks Drilling & Pump Co. can help you determine if your well water is safe, while also helping you to discover if the well water is hard or soft. A private well should be tested at least once per year, as the quality of the water can quickly change due to the weather or geological activity in the area.
Weeks Drilling & Pump Co.
Weeks Drilling & Pump Co. has extensive experience in the water well industry and is also state certified to handle public water systems in Petaluma and the surrounding area. Our water well professionals understand the importance of providing clean and safe water, as we have access to the latest technology to perform stringent tests to ensure that your well water is safe. We also understand the importance of providing top-quality customer service, as we are always available to answer any of your questions regarding our services or the public water systems in Petaluma.
If you wish to learn more about our water well services, feel free to reach out to us at any time for additional information!