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Protection Tactics for Private Water Wells, Part 2

Four generations of experience installing, maintaining and
repairing wells throughout Utah and Wyoming.
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In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the primary approaches to take when it comes to ensuring your private water well is protected. Private water wells, or those that only supply a single household and are privately-owned, require significant care just like other water well formats.

At Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC, we’re happy to offer a wide range of services to keep your water well protected, including a wide range of water well repair, rehabilitation and treatment areas depending on your needs. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll go over a few other top suggestions we can offer on how to protect your private well year-round and ensure it achieves maximum lifespan.

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Filtration System

We mentioned water testing in part one of our series, and another reason it’s so vital is the way it allows you to identify which contaminants might be posing a regular issue. If you notice a high level of nitrates in your water on consecutive tests, for instance, this is a strong sign that nitrates will be a consistent issue in your area – and you should consider installing a solid black carbon filtration system that will remove nitrates and other contaminants. These systems correspond directly with water well tests, which should be used not only in a short-term way, but also long-term.

Proper Disposal

Another important area to keep in mind as a private well owner is how you dispose of various medicines, chemicals or other potential water contaminants. Specifically, these should never be flushed or washed down any drain in the home – not only might they risk clogging your drains, they can also contaminate your well water and the surrounding environment, creating a significant contamination issue that might be costly to remedy.

Product Choices

Down similar lines, choose products with less harmful ingredients – especially when these products will be mixing into your drains and maybe even your water supply. Even areas like shampoo, soap, pest control products or other household products can be purchased in environmentally-friendly ways that do not threaten the nearby land.

Identifying Contaminant Sources

Finally, in cases where you are dealing with contamination in your water well supply, one of the chief areas we’ll assist you with is identifying the source of such contamination. These might be nearby local facilities like septic systems in some cases, or perhaps you live in relative proximity to a farm that’s impacting your water supply or quantity in some way. Identifying them allows us to take the proper steps in blocking any such contamination and ensuring your well has the proper capacity.

For more on protecting your private water well, or to learn about any of our water well drilling or rehabilitation services, speak to the staff at Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC today.