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Water Takes a very arduous path before it enters your well. Many impurities are removed as it passes through the ground but a lot are added to the water as well. Below are some diagrams of the different types of Aquifers and wells that are installed in them.
The aquifer that your well is drawing water from can determine the types of impurities in the water. Wells installed in shallow or deep unconfined aquifers can have high levels of Carbon Dioxide in the water that can cause the water to be acidic and will be corrosive on your house hold plumbing. The water can also contain a gas called Hydrogen Sulfide that will produce a "Rotten Egg" odor to the water and make the water very unpleasant. Deeper wells that are drilled in confined bedrock aquifers can be high in hardness minerals such as Calcium and Magnesium minerals. These water hardness minerals can form a scale on the inside of heating systems and the plumbing, create soap scum, and destroy laundry. High levels of both Iron and Manganese can be found in both aquifers and cause staining on anything the water comes in contact with. The impurities mentioned are some of the most common found in well water. There are also impurities such as Tannins, Arsenic and Radon. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) can be found in the water where hazardous waste has contaminated an aquifer.
The key to treating water for impurities is to figure out what impurity is causing the problem and match a water treatment technology to remove it. The first step is to obtain a good quality water analysis from a State Certified Lab. A "Potability Test" can determine whether or not your water is safe for consumption. Once it's determined that the water is safe, we can look at the levels of impurities that are causing staining or other aesthetic issues, and then come up with a solution that best fits your needs.
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