How often do you stop to consider the quality of the water entering your home through your faucets? Well water and municipal water are both vulnerable to contamination. But unlike with the multi-step system used to filter and purify municipal water, you are solely responsible for purifying your own water if you have a well. This isn’t a responsibility to take lightly!
What Is a Contaminant?
Countless different chemicals have poisoned our water supplies over the years. 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. From factory waste to acid rain, water everywhere is subject to contamination.
Contaminants Are Regulated In Municipal Water
Many Americans receive municipal water that is processed before coming into the home. This water is regulated by the EPA to ensure that certain contaminants do not exist above specified levels. Everything from e. coli and chlorine to mercury is measured and regulated to ensure that public drinking water is safe for consumption.
Well water, on the other hand, comes straight from its source without any processing, filtering, or regulation. Unless you utilize a reliable filtration system, you will end up drinking water that poses a danger to your health.
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.