Clean drinking water is essential for maintaining good health.
However, many Americans in rural areas who have private wells may be consuming water that is possibly contaminated with harmful microorganisms or chemicals.
Private well owners are responsible for the safety of their water. To ensure that it is safe to drink, your well water should be tested regularly and treated if necessary.
The health benefits of making your well water potable.
Reduce the risk of waterborne illnesses.
Contaminated water can contain bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause diarrhea, typhoid fever, and other serious health conditions. By ensuring that your well water is free of these contaminants, you can help protect yourself and your family from these illnesses.
Reduce the risk of chemical exposure.
Well water can contain high levels of chemicals such as arsenic, lead, and fluoride, which can have negative effects on health. Arsenic, for example, is a known carcinogen and can cause skin, lung and bladder cancer. When well water is treated to remove these chemicals, it can help protect against these negative health effects.
Contamination in U.S. Private Wells
Well water contamination is not uncommon in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 1 in 8 American residents get their drinking water from a private well. Testing found that approximately 1 in 5 sampled private wells were contaminated with at least one potential health-related contaminant. This highlights the importance of regular testing and treatment of well water to ensure its potability.
Test Well Water Once a Year
Remember, if you have a private well, the safety of your water is your responsibility. The CDC recommends that you should have your water tested at least once a year. If your water tests shows contamination, contact Pure Water Solutions for a low-cost and effective treatment options to sanitize your well water and keep your family safe.
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