Bacteria in Well Water
Treat Your Water Well and Keep Your Family Well
The existence of bacteria in well water, primarily in private wells, is an unfortunate reality many New Hampshire residents have to face. And it may be more common than we think. In fact, the Granite State’s Department of Environmental Services estimates that 40% of private wells contain excessive levels of some sort of contaminant.
Older wells, such as dug wells and those made from fieldstone, often suffer from construction problems that include insufficient casing height above ground level, leaky well covers, and unsealed sidewall joints. Naturally occurring bacteria in the soil, as well as manure, fertilizer, and pesticides can infiltrate wells through these unsealed joints, cracks, and construction weaknesses.
Unfortunately, many harmful bacteria entering your water through surface runoff are invisible to the eye, and void of smell or taste. This means you should never judge the purity of your water by how clear it is. Just because it’s clear doesn’t mean it’s clean.
And while some of these bacteria do only affect the smell and taste of your water, others can damage the faucets and plumbing of your home, while the more hazardous is capable of causing long-term health problems, even cancer.
Capital Well Clean Water Center Can Help
As trusted, local clean water professionals with over 30 years’ experience, the Capital Well team is dedicated to helping New Hampshire residents enjoy the purest, safest water possible. We’ll start with a thorough test of your water to identify possible contaminants, and if bacteria are found, we will outfit your home with a state-of-the-art water treatment system designed specifically for your water problems.
Test for Bacteria in Your Well Water!
Bacteria in your water not only comprises its taste and smell, but can also cause lifelong health problems. Call (800) 924-1192 today and let the professionals at Capital Well Clean Water Center help your water run clear and clean!