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Why We Need Wells in Modern-Day America

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What Can a Water Well Offer?

 
Water wells are often associated with more primitive ways of life. Modern-day America has come a long way since people needed to source their own water, but some people are voluntarily moving back to it. Find out why.

Sustainable Living

 
An off-grid movement has taken America by storm. It took off with the tiny home community and has since become more mainstream. The intention to live a more sustainable lifestyle has brought wells back into modern life as a viable option for securing potable water.

Economic Freedom

 
Some people are drilling wells for the same reason others get solar. While getting the original system set up takes time and money, once it’s set up, you no longer pay bills to utility companies for your water. If you are dealing with high water bills month after month, you may want to consider a water well.

Water Pollution

 
Groundwater is still one of the cleanest and healthiest types of water you can get your hands on. Just think of the water you get from natural springs. In contrast, water that falls through the polluted air runs off dirty catchment surfaces, or flows across the land might not be as clean.

Unfortunately, not every property is ideal for drilling a well. Experienced professionals at Chesapeake Geosystems can help you determine whether it is feasible to pursue before investing your time and money in drilling your well. Call 410-489-1712 or email us today to learn more!

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Do You Need to Test Your Well Water?

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Water is a necessary part of living but also something many people take for granted. Although it’s generally quite accessible with public supply, some individuals have wells from which they get their water. Well water is an excellent source of hydration, but it can get contaminated from time to time. There are a few instances when you should have your well water tested for contaminants.

Once Per Year

To ensure you are only drinking healthy water, you should have your well water tested once a year. This test should look for nitrate and coliform bacteria. If the nitrate level is at or higher than five milligrams per liter, you should also test again six months later.

After You Notice Changes

While you may keep up on your regular, once-per-year tests, you should also keep in mind that the content of your water could change at any given moment. There are some changes you should watch out for, and if noticed, you should contact professionals right away:

  • The taste, scent, or appearance of your water is different
  • Someone (or everyone) in your home becomes ill, and there is no other explanation
  • The well undergoes a repair
  • You have a neighbor with well water that has become contaminated
  • You suspect the well has flooded

In Specific Circumstances

There are also some specific circumstances that would require you to have a well water test. For example, if someone in the home who regularly drinks the water becomes pregnant, you should test for contaminants, particularly nitrates, to ensure it is safe for them. Also, if you live near a