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Simple Ways to Protect Your Water Well

Simple Ways to Protect Your Water Well

Your source of water is critical for you and your family’s health and general well-being. While many people rely on municipal water, a lot of homeowners obtain their drinking water from a well. If you depend on a water well as your supply of water, it is important that you take special care to protect your water source from contamination. Listed below are a few simple ways you can protect your water well, and thereby, shield your entire household.

Test Frequently: Prevention is better than cure. Have reliable water treatment services in Sonoma County test your well water annually for nitrates, pH levels, total coliform bacteria, and total dissolved solids. If you suspect that other contaminants may be present in the water, be sure to let the testing company know. You may also contact your local health department for a list of common substances and its percentage in your ground water. If you have young children or elderly folk in your household, you may want to test the water more frequently as they are more vulnerable to pollutants than others.

Invest in a Well Cover: Investing in a well cap or cover is one of the most effective ways to protect your well water; and to prevent insects, rodents, objects, and other critters from falling inside, and contaminating your water source. The cover must be in excellent condition, and must be replaced when you begin to see signs of wear and tear. This is because the smallest of opening in the surface can act as a point of entry for insects that can make your water unsafe to use. There are various caps available on the market that can properly seal out bacteria.

Schedule Regular Maintenance: Well water, like most other things, also requires regular service and maintenance. You must have a reputable company check the condition of the equipment, ensure that the well casing is in pristine condition, and also make sure that your water table has not dropped. As a part of these scheduled well services, your well technician can also resolve any problem that could turn into a catastrophic situation, and call for a complete replacement. However, it is prudent that you hire a professional who is adept to handle the job for you. Without the right kind of equipment, it can be dangerous to inspect a well; and many a times, an amateur may drop items into the well, or even worse, come in contact with electricity when dealing with a submersible pump.

It is needless to say that your water well needs regular inspections to be able to provide your family an uninterrupted supply of clean and fresh water. Contact Weeks Drilling & Pump Co. whether you have a failing well pump or you are just looking for someone that offers water treatment services in Sonoma County. Call us today at 707-823-3184.