Do you live in an area that uses well water? Do you know if your well water is properly treated or if you have a good filtration system? Do you know what goes into Well Water Treatment?
It’s okay if you don’t have an answer to any of these questions because we are here to help you with all of your Healthy Water Needs!
Well water filtration is an interesting topic because not everyone uses it. There are many different options as how to treat well water and no single treatment option will protect against every problem. Some of the different reasons well owners use home water treatment is to remove specific contaminants, improve the taste of their drinking water or to take extra precautions in the event that a household member has a compromised immune system.
There are two ways to categorize household water treatment systems.
- These systems treat water in batches and deliver water to a tap such as the kitchen or bathroom sink and an auxiliary faucet mounted next to a tap.
- These systems are typically installed after the water meter and treat most of the water entering the residence.
According to the CDC the 4 most common types of household water treatment systems consist of:
1.) Filtration Systems
“A water filter is a device which removes impurities from water by means of a physical barrier, chemical and/or biological process.”
2.) Water Softeners
“A water softener is a device that reduces the hardness of the water. A water softener typically uses sodium or potassium ions to replace calcium and magnesium ions, the ions that create hardness in the water.”
3.) Distillation Systems
“Distillation is a process in which impure water is boiled and the steam is collected and condensed in a separate container, leaving many of the solid contaminants behind.”
“Disinfection is a physical or chemical process in which pathogenic microorganisms are deactivated or killed. Examples of chemical disinfectants are chlorine, chlorine dioxide, and ozone. Examples of physical disinfectants include ultraviolet light, electronic radiation, and heat.”
In order to decide which treatment option is the right one for you give us a call and we can make sure your water is healthy and safe to drink! Call 941.981.9979 and let us come check out your water supply and see how we can make it healthy for you!