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How Safe Is Your Well Water?

Many people’s homes operate on well water. Well water is water that is extracted directly from the ground and delivered to a home or structure. Most of us assume if we are on well water that the purity of our water is guaranteed. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Not all well water is safe for consumption, or as pure as we would like it to be. The only way to ensure that your well water is safe to drink, and for daily use, is to have it tested professionally. The good news is that if you find that your well water contains a high level of contamination, there are things that you can do to purify the water and make it safe to drink.

What types of water filtration systems are available?

If you have had your well water tested and are not satisfied with the purity of the water leading into your home, there are water filters which can enhance its purity. There are many choices for you to filter the water in your home, the right one depends on your budget, your needs, and how you would like to approach the purification of your water supply.

The major types of water filtration systems are: A water softener, a whole house filter, a reverse osmosis system, or Kangen water filtration system. There are both advantages and disadvantages to the use of all of them. A water softener is great for a region that has a lot of hard water minerals in the water system. A high mineral content in your water may not necessarily be that harmful to your health, but it is caustic on your plumbing fixtures and most likely the reason for the ring in your toilet bowl, and your sinks. A water softener works by binding with ions in the minerals of the water and filtering them out. It is a great system for someone who is concerned with mineral content. A soft water softener system is not as good for contamination such as pesticides, or lead. You are able to build water filters onto the water softener, but that is an additional cost.

A whole house filtration system is a system that works similar to the water softener but through the ionization of the water as it enters into your home. A more expensive system, it does a better job at general removal of contaminants, including minerals and the smaller particles contained in your water. A reverse osmosis system is a filtration system that targets drinking water. It works to purify the water you drink through a high pressure system that removes contaminants from the water. It is usually a system that is located near where you use water for drinking more frequently. Lastly, a Kangen water system is also a more targeted drinking water filtration system that works by changing the acidness, or alkalinity of the water you drink. A highly expensive system, it boasts of having many benefits for your health. Which one is best to purify your well water is all about what you personally find of value, and the amount of money you have to spend.

Many people’s homes operate on well water. Well water is water that is extracted directly from the ground and delivered to a home or structure. Most of us assume if we are on well water that the purity of our water is guaranteed. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Not all well water is safe for consumption, or as pure as we would like it to be. The only way to ensure that your well water is safe to drink, and for daily use, is to have it tested professionally. The good news is that if you find that…

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Julie Keating, commissioned writer, has been in the freelance writing industry for over ten years. Her academic accomplishments include a Masters in Public Health and a Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Journalism. She insists that it is her personal experiences as the mother of six, the mother to a special needs child, and being widowed at a very young age, that brings personalization to her writing and captivates her readers.