Does the water from your well taste salty?
Most water contains naturally occurring mineral salts, including sodium, chloride, magnesium sulfate and sodium sulfate.
In the right concentration, these salts are beneficial for the body. Plus they help give water flavor.
The most common cause of salty well water is a high concentration of sodium, chloride, or sulfates in the water. When the levels are too high, your water can develop a strong salty taste.
Unless you are on a sodium-sensitive diet, in most cases, salty water will be safe, if unpleasant, to drink. But high levels of sodium or chloride in your can damage your pipes, plumbing fixtures and appliances and can also be harmful to plants and pets. High levels of sulfates in your drinking water may also cause diarrhea.
Another potential cause, more rare, is incorrect functioning of your water softener. If you have one, you’ll want make sure to the settings are correct. Look for a clogged drain line, a cracked water line, or sticky flapper valves. If you can’t diagnose the problem, call a pro, like Pure Water Solutions.
If you notice a sudden change in the taste of your water, get it tested ASAP. The salty taste could be an indication your well has been contaminated. Runoff from heavy rain, well repairs or disturbances to the area around well, drought, flooding, de-icing road salts, or even rodents and other animals can all cause well contamination.
Treatment for Salty Water
The most common and effective way to remove salt from water is a reverse osmosis system installed at the point-of-use, on your countertop or under the kitchen sink to purify water for drinking and cooking. Make sure you get a water test to determine the source of the problem before selecting a treatment method.
Testing Your Well Water
Testing your private well water quality is of primary importance for the health and safety of your family. There are a number of contaminants that have no taste, odor, or color. Only a water quality test can detect them.
If you have salty tasting water, call Pure Water Solutions for a no-obligation consultation.
Call Pure Water Solutions
We’ll test your well water and help you find the best solution for your drinking and well water needs.