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Well-Owners Deserve Safe Drinking Water Too

29 July, 2012 (03:36) | Drinking Water System, Impurities Found in Drinking Water, Impurity Solutions, Water News | By: admin

Just because you drink water from your well doesn’t mean that your drinking water should have contamination at the tap. Well-water should be as pure and fresh as possible and we can help. As well-owners in New England are discovering, the need for monitoring their wells is needed more than ever. A recent article from environmentalheadlines.com describes potentially harmful levels of naturally occurring arsenic, uranium, radium, radon and manganese have been found in some bedrock groundwater that supplies drinking water wells in New England, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.  This supports the need for drinking water systems in homes with wells who do not always know if their water is pure of contaminants.

“While the presence of contaminants, such as arsenic, in some groundwater was already known, this new study identifies several that hadn’t been previously identified.  This new report also provides information on the type of bedrock geologic formations where high concentrations are most likely to be found, which will help identify areas most at risk of contamination.” The results highlight the importance of private well owners testing and potentially treating their water. While public water supplies are treated to ensure that water reaching the tap of households meets federal requirements, there are no such requirements for private supplies, which serve more than 2.3 million people in the region.

It is true that “the same geologic forces which gave rise to the spectacular mountains and architecturally significant rock quarries of New England are also responsible, over time, for leaching trace contaminants into the groundwater that can be harmful to human health,” said USGS Director Marcia McNutt. “This study helps focus attention on where and what the risk factors are such that citizens who depend on private wells can get their water tested to ensure peace of mind.” Among the findings, arsenic in untreated samples exceeded federal safety standards for public drinking water at 13 percent of sites – nearly double the national rate.  Manganese exceeded its human-health benchmark in more than 7 percent of wells tested.  Radon exceeded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed standards in 33 percent of wells.

For those well-owners or any homeowner who wants to provide their family with safe drinking water, we have the best solution for you. Our water filters are eco-friendly, affordable, and very effective at removing harmful contaminants and substances at the tap. Getting water to drink that is safe and natural is as important as the water itself. Contact us today to see how a drinking water system can purify your water.

 

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