Living in Florida, we are fortunate to have a large source of groundwater. Aquifers are the main source of drinking water in our state, whether it’s well water or public water. Most groundwater is naturally clean and free of contaminants but aquifers can become contaminated – and cause illness – through bacteria, nitrates, chemicals, poorly maintained septic systems, nearby livestock areas, poorly built wells, leaking gasoline storage tanks, pesticides, storm water run-off and a host of other causes. All these things can affect the safety of your well water.
Also, sediment may be present in well water. Signs of sediment include toilet bowl rings at the water line, tiny particles in a glass of water, and clogged faucet aerators. If you are seeing these signs of sediment, imagine what it’s doing to your dishwasher and washing machine.
City water is routinely monitored and tested by state officials and utility personnel, and if they discover a problem they take steps to fix it. Testing your private well, however, is your responsibility.
Even if you experience no foul smells or tastes and nobody has become sick, you should have your water tested once a year by a state-certified laboratory. Testing water every year is the best way to make sure your well water remains safe to drink and prevent larger and more expensive problems in the future.
In addition to yearly testing, you can help keep your well water clean. Never pour chemicals down your drains, and don’t store pesticides or fertilizers near your well. Don’t let rainfall puddle around your well, and dispose of used car oil and other chemicals at proper facilities.
Many people believe bottled water is the answer to better drinking water, but bottled water is inconvenient, expensive and a multi-level environmental concern. Let us help you get convenient, less expensive and healthier drinking water. Healthy Water Systems offers residential water treatment systems for well water users that remove mineral and scale problems along with rotten egg smells (from sulfur) and orange stains (from iron). Bring a water sample to us today to have it analyzed for free! We’d be happy to provide you with an estimate for a water treatment system, and we guarantee we will beat any competitor’s written price quote by at least 20%!
Enjoy these many benefits with Healthy Water Systems:
no scale ~ no mineral deposits ~ brighter laundry ~ softer skin ~ no “bad hair days" ~ no spots on your car
savings on soap, detergents and fabric softeners ~ better tasting coffee and other beverages