There’s a lot of work that goes into making sure people have safe drinking water. In fact, there are about 60 surface water supplies in New Hampshire alone that are used to provide the state’s public water supply. While getting the water is the primary focus, next comes water filtration systems. Residents on well water should not only schedule annual well water testing, but should also ensure they make water filter system installation a priority as well.
Because not all wells are the same, not all well water is the same. This means residents may have to explore different water treatments before finding one that works for them. But no matter the treatment, it’s important for well water residents to remove water impurities before using their water.
Unfortunately, just because well water is clear and looks clean doesn’t necessarily mean it is completely bacteria-free. This is where water filtration systems come in.
Well water testing will give residents the information they need to choose the right filtration system. Water purity can be impacted by a variety of factors, including but not limited to:
- Natural chemicals and minerals
- Industrial contamination
- Heavy metals
- Malfunctioning sewers
- Bacteria and parasites
Well water test kits will check for a variety of impurities and contaminants to help residents decide which filtration system will make their water the safest.
So how exactly do water filtration systems work? Filters come in many forms — they can be installed directly into the plumbing, attached to a faucet, and more. These filters help remove any contaminants from the drinking water. Different types of filters will use different methods, but most filters use either a physical barrier, a chemical, or a biological process to remove contaminants. The type of filter generally depends on what kind of contaminants need to be removed.
Without regular well water testing and a high-quality filtration system, well water residents could be subjecting themselves and their families to drinking and using harmful water. Just because water looks clear or if a nearby neighbor had their water tested, that doesn’t mean all the water in the area is clean. If you’re on well water, make sure to get your water tested on a regular basis to ensure you have the proper filtration system in place so you can enjoy clean, safe water.