Water is one of those things that we honestly can’t live without; for example, humans can live without food for 3-4 weeks but only survive 3-4 days without water. So what’s the deal with water? There are nine different water sources: tap, mineral, spring or glacier, sparkling, distilled, purified, flavored, alkaline, and well water. Today, we’re focusing on well water. We want to discuss the importance of well water, maintenance, and what distinguishes it from other water sources.
What’s Well Water?
In the simplest terms, well water is untreated groundwater. By untreated, the well water has not been chemically treated, filtered, or boiled to remove bacteria, parasites, and other viruses. You must be thinking, how does water get below the ground? We’ve got the answer! We live on the land surface where we can see the surface level of water, such as lakes, ponds, and the ocean. Below this area, we have the unsaturated zone, where we have soil. After the unsaturated zone, we find groundwater in the saturated zone. In sum, the saturated zone is composed of fractured rocks and gravel; groundwater fills the empty spaces beneath the earth’s surface. If you’re more of a visual person, you can follow this link to glance at an illustration created by the Ground Water Foundation.
How Do I Access Groundwater?
When a water-bearing rock readily transmits water to wells or springs, it is called an Aquafiier. In other words, Aquifers are the underground later of water-bearing rock fracture where groundwater can be extracted using a well. Wells are drilled into aquifers to pump water out and disburse well water into your home.
Are you ready to start finding groundwater on your property?
The Aqua Pro Pump team has over 20 years of experience in successfully accessing groundwater. We offer free estimates for your water treatment needs. We service old equipment, we install new equipment, and we are here to solve your water quality issues. Our water filtration products include water softeners, iron filters, replacement filters, UV sterilization, and replacement bulbs. Depending on your water treatment needs, a softener or Iron Filter can extend the life of your appliances such as dishwashers, water heaters, and washing machines by reducing the mineral buildup. Your dishes and clothes will be cleaner by removing water spots and keeping colors bright. It will also help with skin irritations, and adds a healthy luster to hair, leaving it soft and easy to groom. Water treatment filters can also remove sulfur (rotten egg) odors, prevent orange stains, and give your water a fresh, clean taste.