Should I Be Concerned If Flood Waters Reaches My Well?

A recent article from the Michigan State University Extension provided important advice about food safety along with handling food items which have been exposed to flood waters. Yet what about residential and private water wells? The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has said that floodwater contains viruses and bacteria absorbed from organic debris, sewage systems,…

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Pressure Storage Tank Guide

When it comes to your private water system’s pressure tank it is easy to take it for granted. However, it is important to understand what the tank’s purpose is and the way it works. A private water system’s pressure tank has three main purposes. First, it stores water. It also supplies water under pressure whenever…

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Nitrates Contained In Drinking Water

It is shown by water quality monitoring that groundwater throughout the state of Nebraska contains nitrate, and in some areas, the concentrations are increasing. The nutrient nitrogen is applied to crop production as well as gardens and lawns to increase productivity. Waste treatment systems, septic systems, animal yards, and feedlots are additional nitrogen sources that…

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Learn About Nitrates In Well Water

Why This Is Essential Knowing the specific geology of your own well can offer you a glimpse into the potential sources of contamination, on top of just how much water that your well could be capable of pumping. It goes into the science of why certain wells can run out of their water when others…

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How To Know If Your Water Well Is Drying Out

Unless we go through an experience such as drought, not many people think about their water supply. However, if you own a Water Well, it is actually something that requires monitoring. You as the owner are held responsible for all parts of maintaining this water supply along with the plumbing. Luckily, there are a couple…

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Groundwater Conservation Is Critical

There are things that everyone can do to help conserve water. When it comes to using water, Americans are some of the world’s biggest users per capita. Americans in the United States use 79.6 billion gallons worth of groundwater on a daily basis – which is the equivalent of 2,923 12-ounce cans for every woman,…

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How To Find Out Whether My Well Could Be Affected By Flooding

According to Michael Schnieders, PG, PH-GW, there are several categories of wells are susceptible to flooding or contamination issues, as follows: Old wells built in areas that are now floodplain territories Wells with incomplete casing above the high-water level Wells without proper capping or sealing, or older ones with extremely thin and ineffective grout Wells…

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Constant Pressure Water System Benefits

If your house has a private water well, then you know how water pressure can frequently be a problem. A full household’s water demands cannot be met by a standard pump. That makes it hard to get any type of household chores done such as washing dishes or doing laundry. Don’t even think about running…

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Are Lawn Products And Fertilizers Safe If You Have A Well?

With longer days and warm weather headed for Massachusetts, if you are anything like a majority of homeowners, you are eager to get outdoors, ready to plan your flower and vegetable gardens and restore your lawn after very gray, drab weather. You might even use herbicides, insecticides, and fertilizers in order to keep your garden…

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