Keeping Your Water Supply Safe

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If you own a home of your own, and you have a water well present upon your property, you most likely enjoy not having to pay a local water authority for your supply. There are several steps that you should take to ensure the water inside your tank remains in the best possible condition for consumption and household use. Here are some tasks to take in maintaining your water well so your water remains safe to use:

Get Your Well Inspected Regularly

It is best to call a water well service to have your well inspected on a routine basis. Getting someone to check over the well in its entirety every year or two will ensure there are no breaches of security where the water supply is at risk of bacterial growth or chemical additives. An inspector would also take the time to look over the water pump, making sure it is working properly at dispersing water into the home at a constant rate when needed. 

Make Sure Chemicals Are Kept Away

When someone uses chemicals around their water well, the liquid inside of the container underground is at risk of exposure to agents if there is a leak present in any portion of the well system. To keep people at a minimum risk of exposure to harmful chemicals, it is best to avoid using them anywhere near the area where the water well is located. Instead of using landscaping materials with chemicals included in the contents, switch to organic measures to help to keep your water supply safe for consumption. Pesticides should also be avoided near your water well.

Check The Lid For Any Loosening

Your water well consists of an underground tank where water is stored. The water containment system has a protruding portion with a cap on top of it. If this cap becomes loose, there is a possibility of the water in the holding area becoming contaminated. Make it a habit to check the cap on the water well every few weeks to ensure it has a tight seal over the container. Simply attempt to pull the cap upward with a gentle motion. If the cap remains in place without any movement whatsoever, your water should be safely nestled underground without worry about its safety. If the cap moves when you pull it, calling a specialist to come to your home to take a closer look at the well is best. The service will be able to set you up with a new cap, as well as test your water supply to make sure it has not been contaminated in any way.

Contact a company like Jamison  Well Drilling Inc for more information and assistance. 

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