When municipal water services are not available, homeowners rely on water wells. There are many different components of water wells, and good design will ensure they provide clean water. Some of the issues that you may have to deal with if you rely on a water well include hard water, high alkalinity and contamination of the well. Here are some tips to ensure the water coming from your well is clean and safe to use in your home:
1. Protecting the Well Casing From Runoff Contamination
Runoff from the land around a well can cause contamination. It is important to keep things like fertilizer and other contaminants away from the well. First, the casing should have a platform that keeps it elevated above any potential runoff contamination. In addition, it is important to consider the location of wells before they are drilled and keep them uphill from runoff. If runoff contamination is a major concern, retaining walls can be built around the well casing to help protect it.
2. Filtration Solutions to Reduce Mineral Content That Causes Hard Water
The most common problem that you will have with a well is hard water, which is caused by the natural minerals in the earth around the well. To reduce hard water problems, wells need to have a filtration solution to remove the minerals from the water. A simple filtering system can be installed with the well equipment to filter the water before it goes to the plumbing in your home
3. Purifications Systems for Wells That Have High Alkalinity and Water Quality Problems
Water quality issues with wells can also be due to other problems, such as high alkalinity or contamination problems. To deal with water quality problems, wells need to have more of a complete treatment solution rather than simple filtration like what is used for hard water. A water purification system is usually installed for wells that have issues with water quality. Purification systems will provide your home with clean water that is free of any contaminants. Osmosis water treatment is a common solution, as well as other well treatment systems that treat the water through various filtration methods.
With the combination of good well designs and filtration systems, the water in your home will be clean and pure. Contact a landscaping service to help with building retaining walls and improvements to landscaping that protect your well from runoff contamination. For more information, consider contacting companies like L & L Excavation & Landscaping.