Groundwater and Well Water

Parent Category: Drinking Water
Well water comes from underground aquifers. The aquifer is drilled into, and pumps or buckets are used to retrieve the water. In village type settings, the well is often manual and shared with the community. In rural areas, usually only a single household has access to an electric well. Since it is groundwater in the aquifers, there are sometimes issues with hard water, pollution, and drought.
because some fat guy comes along and sh*ts in it :)
Although well water can be fine, it also frequently can be contaminated with toxins and/or microbes, and so should be avoided if possible. If you must drink well water, be sure to test it first (water tests are likely available at your local pharmacy or hardware).
Tap water should be clearer.
No, anything above 8 ph is not good for drinking. Take a sample to a lab for 'potability testing' No, anything above 8 ph is not good for drinking.
If water doesn't go into the pressure tank you will not have water pressure.
If the whole house is served with well water there is no problem doing this. If only this bathroom is to be supplied with well water then it needs it's own pressure tank.
Get a sample tested to find out. - Don't take chances if you drink it.
That depends where it comes from. Take a sample for test for your own safety. That depends where it comes from. Take a sample for test for your own safety.
NO they are not common. Water is a polar molecule with one oxygen and two hydrogen.Fats and proteins are macronutrients that are made up of monomers such as amino acids.
possible depends on its concentration and vacuum degasifier conditions
It is bringing out all the junk from pipes. It should clear up in 4-5 days.
I've never heard of that. Most tanks are built to withstand at least 150 psi and most domestic pumps will not reach that limit.
Not necessarily. You will see iron bacteria in the pipes or first filteras an orange jello-like substance. -Take a sample for analysis to besure, you may need filters. Not necessarily. You will see iron bacteria in the pipes or first filter as an orange jello-like substance. -Take a sample for...
It's all the same thing in our house.
No, Qwest pipe and joints are OK with well water
The sulphur odour is usually an indication of high iron content. Get a sample tested and find out for sure how to treat it.
Take a sample for lab analysis. Do not take chances on your families drinking water.
If you have to ask then you will more than likely need to hire awater well driller. If you are lucky enough to live in an areawhere the water table is only 20-30 feet below the ground you couldactually dig/drill it yourself. Search "DIY water well drilling" ingoogle.
It leaches into it through the ground near the well, or from roots .
Normally, during the rainy season, or during a flood, excess run off can bring coliform from feces into a water system. Another way is if an animal somehow gets into a well and drowns, it's decomposing body can contaminate a well.
You install a sediment filter before the pressure tank.
Yes it can. ALL well water should be tested annually for biological contamination.
It depends exactly what is in that well water, but generally I find CLR works very effectively . It depends exactly what is in that well water, but generally I find CLR works very effectively .
That is not always the case, you just have more than most. Call a well technician to do a proper chlorination.
If you are using a jet pump you must have a good foot valve, then remove the prime nut or gauge from the top of the pump and fill the pump and pipe with water. You may have to do this a number of times to get all the air out of the system.
There are manty things thast can cause this. Most likely is a 'waterlogged' pressure tank. That is inadequate air charge in the tank. Get a well technician to check it .
That is a reasonable practice.
It depends on the concentration of iron. Anything above 0.3mg/litre should be treated with an iron filter system
You have a sample analysed then use the appropriate filters.
If it is more than 0.3mg/litre then you need an iron filter system
Depends what size house and how many residents. - An average house with 4 residents can get by very well with a 35 gallon pressure tank.
Your question is far to vague. to help we need to know much more. -Is it not coming out of the well, is the pump having problems , does the pressure tank have adequate pressure etc.
A low cost carbon filter can reduce the mineral taste of water. You have probably seen them, they install on your faucet. If these filters are what you would refer to as high price (20-50 bucks), then kool-aid is what you need.
If properly set up with a suitable pump and bladder tank it costs very little for domestic use. No way to quote an exact figure.
Boiling water poured directly on the plant.
Get a well technician (NOT plumber). There are many possible problems, some simple, some not.
I wouldn't think so.. I know if your blond then chlorine will..
Answer . i would get it tested there might be sulpher in it or it may be polluted
You just have to put the chlorophyll in and then have some waterfun! Splash! . +++ . Chlorophyll? I think you mean chlorine! :-) Chlorophyll is thegreen active chemical in plant leaves!
There is a certain amount of sediment in all well water - it is coming out of the ground remember. Every well should have a sediment filter before the pressure tank.
Take a sample for lab analysis.
Possibly. -Don't take any chances, take a sample for lab analysis then fit appropriate filters . Possibly. -Don't take any chances, take a sample for lab analysis then fit appropriate filters .
No, the bleach will dissipate within 36-48 hours.
You most likely have iron and/or iron bacteria. Take a sample for lab analysis.
It might or it might not. Find out by testing it with a 'pool kit' or taking a sample to a lab for proper analysis. -If you drink it this is essential. It might or it might not. Find out by testing it with a 'pool kit' or taking a sample to a lab for proper analysis. -If you drink it this is...
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If you mean a pump wiring diagram, it depends what kind of pump youhave, submersible or Jetpump. Both are very simple wiring and don'tneed a diagram. Both should be installed by a qualified welltechnician.
You would need to install a water filtration system that also removes Chlorine from the water. Well water normally does not have chlorine it it so the source of the contamination would need to be determined and removed, or a new well drilled.
You call a well or filtration company . First get a sample analysed at a lab.
There are many books and articles on the internet about this VERY complicated subject. - First step is to get a sample of the water analysed to determine which filters you need.
Depends how much you put in, but usually about 36 - 48 hours.
None that I know of. -You should get it tested at a lab, then use appropriate filters to purify it. None that I know of. -You should get it tested at a lab, then use appropriatefilters to purify it.
No "medicine" is used. The water is passed through suitable filters.
-Air in pipes is due to faulty connections or pump entry being atwater level ( instead of deeper) and sucking air.
You get it tested in a laboratory then filter it according to the results. You get it tested in a laboratory then filter it according to the results.
Roots and insects in the water are common sources of coliform.
You use a sediment filter before the pressure tank.
The amount of water that is removed from the aquifer can diminish the supply. In some areas near my home, numerous chicken and mink farms have lowered the aquifer enough that many people have had to lower their pumps in deep wells.
It is not'formed' , it is simply drawn up from an acquifer
Answer bad newsIt could be that some animal drowned inside the wellor your well is receiving sewage water ANS 2 - Unless you have a wide well with no cover it's extremelyunlikely than an animal has died in it. Sewage water is also anunlikely, but possible reason if cattle are grazing in this...
That is far too complex to get into here. First you have to have atleast a thorough knowledge of electricity and plumbing. Many plumbers Iknow can not do it efficiently from the electrical point of view. -Bestidea is to call a well technician. That is far too complex to get into here. First you...
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well, my well water is perfectly clear, so maybe you should get aplumber to scope that out for you? ANS 2 - You should NOT "get a plumber" -most plumbersknow little about wells. Take a sample to a lab for analysis.
\nTo raise the PH of your water, you can run the water through a Neutralizing Filter which is a Tank similar to a Water Softener Tank with a Media called Calcite in it.
You need to take a sample for analysis. There is no way we could speculate.
Yes, it changes all the time.
Take a sample for a lab test to find what's in it first. People whoapply common filters without knowing what analysis they have are wastingtime and money. Take a sample for a lab test to find what's in it first. People who apply common filters without knowing what analysis they have are wasting...
None, unless it is added to the water. Private wells are not usually chlorinated.
That is not an effective method. Easier and more efficient to fit a sediment filter, or if the sand is really excessive, what is called a "swirlaway filter" That is not an effective method. Easier and more efficient to fit a sediment filter, or if the sand is really excessive, what is called a ...
Usually he would be if you are using it to live on
Depends how big the farm is.
Any number of things can cause that. -Get it lab tested before you drink it ! Any number of things can cause that. -Get it lab tested before you drink it !
Usually not, but have water tested for other contaminates that may need to be treated by other means. Depends on your well water. We have lived in two locations that well water was VERY "hard"- lot of dissolved minerals- mainly calcium- and a water softner was good to have. A good start, as...