Sunday, November 10, 2019

Filtering Your Well Water - A Necessity

Approximately 15% of homeowners in this country are not hooked up to a public water supply and must employ the use of a private well. Unlike a city or municipality water supply, household wells are not subject to the rigorous EPA testing and standards.

Well water can contain a high amount of naturally occurring minerals such as magnesium, iron and calcium, as well as harmful bacteria. If your well water has a cloudy appearance, it could mean an abundance of sediment has entered your water supply. Excessive magnesium or calcium can form a scummy buildup and leave everything the water touches with a slimy feeling. Green stains on faucets and metallic fixtures indicate high acidity, while brown or red stains are the telltale sign of a high dissolved iron content.

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