In many parts of northern Utah, homeowners rely on residential water wells for the water they need to drink, bathe, cook in, clean and more. In the cities, public utilities provide drinking water to residents, most of which comes from the Wasatch Mountain snowpack or the Provo River. While you may not have a choice about whether your water is delivered by the city or by a water pump in your basement, you may be interested to know if well water is good for you, and if it is, why.
1. Water from Water Wells Is Cheaper
It’s true that with well drilling there is an upfront cost, but over time, you save money by drawing your own water out of the earth instead of paying a utility company every month. If you buy a Utah home that already has a water well, you get all the benefits of well water without any of the costs of well drilling.
2. Water from Water Wells Is Not Chemically Treated
As much as bottled water companies like to put pictures of mountains on their labels, the truth is the mountain runoff is full of bacteria, and the water needs to be treated with chlorine to be safe for drinking. This and other chemicals can give water an unpleasant taste.
3. Water from Water Wells Contains Minerals
We go to the pharmacy and stock up on calcium and magnesium to be healthy, but these occur naturally in well water. If you’re used to bottled or city water and you find it difficult to acclimate to the taste of well water, we can install a water softener in your home.
4. Water from Water Wells Is Safer Than Ever
At Mike Zimmerman Well Service, we perform water well inspections for our customers. We make sure your well is functioning properly and that your water is safe to drink. Get your well inspected once a year, or if you notice any changes to you water, such as a new or different color or smell.
Because it’s important to drink enough water every day, you want to be sure you have clean, safe water that you enjoy the taste of at your disposal. You use your water to make coffee and tea, boil pasta, wash lettuce, launder clothing, wash dishes and shower – water touches so many parts of our lives. We often take it for granted, never even thinking about it. In a way, that’s good, because no one wants to have to worry about the safety of their water. But the Z Team wants you to remember to get your yearly inspection nonetheless, to stay as safe as possible.
For water well drilling and installation, pump service and repair, well inspections and more, contact the Z Team at Mike Zimmerman Well Service.