If you have a private drinking well, this is the perfect blog post for you.
Does your family get their water from a private water well? Do you know if this is safe drinking? Are you feeling sick from drinking the water from your private water well?
It is required that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates public water. However, the EPA does not have the jurisdiction to regulate private drinking water wells although, some state and local governments set rules to protect those who drink from a private well.
Approximately, 15 percent of Americans depend on their private water wells for drinking water. It is important that those who rely on a private water well for drinking water take the necessary precautions to get their water tested. There are many chemicals, pesticides and metals that can cause more harm than good. If you are getting sick from drinking from your private water well, be sure to get your water tested. Below are a few symptoms and conditions that may encourage you to get your water tested.
- Recurring gastro-intestinal illness?
Test for: coliform bacteria
- Household plumbing with lead?
Test for: pH, lead & copper
- Radon in indoor air or region is radon rich?
Test for: radon
- Nearby areas of agriculture or farming?
Test for: nitrate, pesticides, coliform bacteria
This list could go one for quite some time, but the idea is to let you know that the drinking well you may have been depending on for clean water, isn’t in fact clean. At Hague Water, we want to provide families with purified, clean drinking water. If you have a private drinking well, it is crucial that you get your water tested. We offer a FREE in-home water test to help our community get on a path to cleaner, more purified water. We believe one thing should always be clear, the water you drink!