Water may have been pure and clean at one time, but today’s industrialized way of life has caused countless toxic and harmful contaminants to infiltrate water sources across the globe. This contamination is very important to address when utilizing well water.
What Is a Contaminant?
Unfortunately, modern science and technology has led to the creation and disposal of many different chemicals that have poisoned our water supplies. According to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, a contaminant is any physical, chemical, biological, or radiological substance in the water. While some contaminants are only found in small amounts that cannot harm humans, others can lead to severe health and environmental problems.
Contaminants Are Regulated In Municipal Water
Many Americans obtain their water through public municipal water sources that are pushed through pipes and into homes. This water is regulated by the EPA to ensure that certain contaminants do not exist above certain levels. Everything from E. Coli and Chlorine to Copper, Lead, and Mercury are measured and regulated to ensure that public drinking water is safe for consumption. However, if you obtain your water from a well, it is not already processed, filtered, or regulated in any way before it reaches your faucet, which means it is up to you to utilize a filtration system.
Using a Reliable Filtration System
It is critical that you remove contaminants from your well water using a filtration system. Bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, nitrates, volatile organic compounds, and so many other dangerous substances have the potential to taint your well water, and a filtration system is designed to remove chemicals, heavy metals, and pathogens in order to deliver clean, fresh drinking water.
Aquatech Well Drilling & Pumps serves Northwest Washington with warrantied water treatment and filtration services. With more than 70 years of combined experience providing the highest quality well and water pump care, the experts at Aquatech can equip your well with an efficient water treatment and filtration device that keeps you and your family safe. Call (360) 474-7980 to learn more.