water wellThere are approximately fifteen million households in the US that totally rely on private wells for their drinking water. Each year, there is about ninety thousand new wells that are drilled in order to accommodate more people that require access to it. Well contamination is a serious concern that needs to be addressed not just by the authorities but the community as well. Volatile organic chemicals from nearby factories may seep into the ground and find their way into aquifers, thereby contaminating them. Changes such as taste, odor and color are some of the symptoms that signify you have water quality issues that need to be addressed promptly.


If your well water appears frothy or cloudy then chances are it has been contaminated by chemical detergents. If there are scaly residues present and soaps do not dissolve as they should, then the water has a high level of “hardness” due to the presence of manganese, copper, lead or iron. The presence of stains on plumbing fixtures and laundry may also indicate a corrosion issue that needs to be addressed promptly.


The smell of petrol is a sure sign that your well system will require VOC removal in order to be considered clean and safe for human consumption. Petrol can easily enter a well system from buried fuel tanks located at nearby gasoline stations, drilling operations or a recent chemical spillage. Testing for these chemicals is a time consuming and expensive process. Bad odor from water may also result from sewage leak issues as well as pipe corrosion problems.


Salty taste in water means that there is too much sodium already present. This issue usually arises in coastal areas where seawater found its way into the well water system. Leaching into a well system caused by heavily salted roadways can also be the causative factor. Despicable water taste may also be the result of pipe corrosion or the presence of hydrogen sulfide.

Recurring Illness

Recurring gastro-intestinal problems is a sure sign that the well water has been contaminated with coliform bacteria and viruses. This is usually caused by runoff from agricultural lands or contamination with municipal and industrial waste water.

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