Avoiding Common Contaminants in Your Acequia Idaho Well

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Avoiding Common Contaminants in Your Acequia Idaho Well

Outbreaks of waterborne disease in the United States are frequently associated with private or communal wells, with most of the viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi that contaminates the water coming from the fecal matter of humans and other animals. Some of the most common bacterial contaminants to affect well water include:

  • Campylobacter jejuni
  • coli
  • Salmonella
  • Shigella

Some of the most common viral contaminants include:

  • Enterovirus
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis E
  • Norovirus
  • Rotavirus
  • Sapovirus

Meanwhile, some of the most common parasites to affect well water include:

  • Cryptosporidium
  • Cyclospora
  • Giardia lamblia
  • Microsporidia

Nitrates from sewage or fertilizer can also contaminate well water, while pesticides and volatile organic compounds can seep into well water from a number of different sources. While some chemicals found in well water may not be toxic, they can cause problems for certain people.

While there are a number of contaminants that can make well water unsafe, using well water in your Acequia, Idaho home is safe if it is installed correctly and at the right location. Generally speaking, you can help to reduce your risk of contamination by drilling your well to deeper depths of 100 feet or more. You can also significantly increase the quality of your well water by lining the well, sealing the well head and cleaning the well with 1 percent chlorine solution after construction and about once every 6 months after the well has been installed.

To further help to ensure your water is contaminant-free, it should be installed in an area where you can easily keep it clean from stagnant water and animal waste. Sources of contamination, such as garbage pits and latrines, should also be kept clear from where your well is installed.

Thanks to the years of experience that Pump Service Idaho brings to the job, you can take comfort in knowing that your well will be installed properly and at the best possible location. We will work closely with you to understand your needs as we decide upon the type of well that you need and where it should be located. To learn ore about how we can install a well in you’re Acequia , Idaho home, contact us to learn more!

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