TIPS FOR MAINTAINING YOUR WELL
Preventative Maintenance Is Less Costly In The Long Run
Often, it's human nature to be penny-wise and pound-foolish, particularly where privately owned water wells are concerned. The National Ground Water Association conducted a poll not too long ago and the results confirmed what they expected: 80 percent of those responding had never had a well maintenance inspection.
What often happens is that a small, easily correctable problem becomes a large and much more expensive problem. Treating your water well system this way would be like never having an auto mechanic look under the hood of your car until an untimely breakdown.
Few people argue that preventive maintenance is unwise. The problem is that few people follow through on their own common sense when it comes to preventive maintenance for their water well system. What makes this doubly important for well owners is that you're consuming what comes out of the well. So, it's a matter of health as well as convenience and cost.
Test Your Water Regularly
The National Ground Water Association recommends that well owners test the water
Annually for bacteria, nitrates/nitrites, and any contaminants of local concern.
Anytime there is a change in the taste, odour, or appearance of the well water, or if a problem occurs such as a broken well cap or a new contamination source.
If family members or house guests have recurrent incidents of gastrointestinal illness
If an infant is living in the home; or
If you wish to monitor the efficiency and performance of home water treatment equipment.
Our certified water specialists would be pleased to answer any of your pump or water treatment questions or concerns. Call now.