23 Aug 3 Steps for Keeping Your Well Water Healthy
After installing a well on your property, it is important to take certain steps to ensure you are properly caring for your water system. As such, here is a look at some of the things that you need to avoid doing when using a well to providing water for your home.
Watch Out for Landscaping
Landscaping can have a negative impact on your water supply if not properly installed and monitored. You should make sure that the top of your well is at least 12 inches above the ground at all times. This way, you will prevent surface water from entering the well. As you plan your landscaping, you should also make sure the slope of your ground runs away from the well. This will help to keep it from pooling around the casing, thereby contaminating the system. Lastly, always keep the area around your well debris-free, this includes removing leaves and snow in order to prevent damage from occurring.
Homeowners often use many chemicals on their property, including fertilizer, paint and weed killer. Be sure to keep these chemicals far away from your well. You also should never dump hazardous waste near your well, while chemical storage tanks, septic tanks and oil tanks should be at least 100 feet away from your well.
Test Your Water
If you notice any changes to your water, you should certainly contact the professionals and Pump Service Idaho to test your water and your system. Even if you do not notice issues, however, it is best to get your water tested on a regular basis to ensure it has not become contaminated and is still safe to use. To learn more about our services or to receive more tips on how to keep your water supply safe and healthy, contact Pump Services Idaho today!