What is Water Treatment?
Homes with well water systems can benefit greatly from water treatment systems. Well water is very “hard” – There are a lot of minerals and other materials in well water. If your drinking water comes from a well, you should consider treating your water. The choice to install a water treatment system might be a no-brainer, but the specifics can get a little more complex. That’s where this article comes into play. At Accurate Drilling, we’re here to help you understand how to get the most out of your well water system.
What is Water Treatment?
Treatment is the various processes involved in delivering the highest quality water possible. Treatment involves the filtration and often softening of a water supply. In a typical water treatment system, water flows from the water main into the system. This may start with a water softener, after which point it moves into a filtration system. Not all filters are the same, though.
You need to know what’s in your water before you can treat your water.
Testing is Essential
Think about it: You’re drinking the water from your well every day. Do you know what chemicals and minerals you’re putting into your body? You should. If you’re looking to treat your well, you’re looking to fix a problem or change a situation. You can’t fix a problem you can’t identify, and your situation won’t change either. Work with a certified lab to obtain a water sample and profile of your water content.
Some filtration systems may miss what’s actually in your water. If this is the case, you may wind up doing a lot of work for no real benefit. For example, if you have sediment in your water, many filters will catch this… But not every filter will catch particularly fine matter or bacteria. So do you need a reverse osmosis system or carbon filtration?
The Professional Opinion
The best we can tell you is to slow down. Many “professionals” will try to scare you into making a quick purchase. If you give in, you may buy a product that doesn’t do what your well needs to. The importance of testing cannot be overstated. Even healthy well water can have contaminant matter in it.
Without knowing what these contaminants are, even filtration professionals won’t know what system you need. There are many different systems, too. There are reverse osmosis treatments, ultraviolet (UV) sterilization treatments, basic filtration, and distillation. The first step is to test that water and then contact us to see the best method for filtering out your contaminants. For many homes, reverse osmosis is the best option, but other choices may work just as well. It all depends on your well water system’s specific needs and duties.
Why use Water Treatment?
Treating your water not only makes it taste better and keeps you healthier, but it also does the same for your well water system. Sediment filters alone keep coarse particles out of your filtration system. They can also help prevent your taps from clogging. Unfortunately, sediment can build up in your plumbing, even if your water runs clear. Treating your water prevents this problem, helps prevent bad smells and gives you the best water possible. If that sounds like something you’re interested in, visit us at Accurate Drilling.