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Did Your Well Test Positive for E. Coli and Coliform?

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Feeling a little queasy? It might have been that burrito you had at lunch. But it’s also possible that your well water is polluted. E. coli and other coliform bacteria cause major gastric and digestive illness. A mild infection produces what may feel like food poisoning. More serious infections can cause the kidneys to shut …

Hard Water and Health Issues: Are They Related?

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Many homeowners may not be aware of the impact of hard water and the threat it has on their health. The following blog post introduces hard water, defines the health risk, and gives consumers a way to manage it properly.  What Is Hard Water?   Subsequently, “hard” water is high in dissolved minerals such as calcium, …

How Often Should I Perform Well Water Testing?

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruled that water protection laws only apply to public water systems. As such, policies and services for preserving the quality of water is reserved for public water systems exclusively. For private well owners such as you, this means that the maintenance and testing of your water are up to …

3 Ways to Conserve Your Well Water

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Conserving water with a well is very important because fresh water is a limited resource. According to the Balance Small Business blog, “97 percent of the water worldwide is salt water and isn’t suitable for drinking.” Consequently, out of the 3 percent of water on the Earth, only 0.5 percent is safe for drinking. You’ll discover why it’s …

My Well Pump Sparks. What Should I Do?

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Do you know that approximately 34 million Americans depend on a well for access to water? Well, this means that well owners should be knowledgeable in identifying potential issues with their well pumps and resolving them when necessary. One of these problems is the production of sparks every time your pump cycles. So, is well …

How to Increase Water Pressure in Shared Wells

How to Increase Water Pressure in Shared Wells

What is a shared well? A shared well is a well that supplies water to more than one property, whether it’s for irrigation or residential motives. If there are more than four users, then it would be referred to as a community well. It is usually shared to divide the maintenance and installation costs amongst …

The Common Causes of Reddish-brown and Dirty Well Water

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While you may not investigate for bacteria contamination in your well water, brown or red-colored water after heavy rains may gesture you of a contamination problem.  There are several reasons why well water becomes contaminated or dirty, depending on the age or type of the well.  What Are the Common Causes of Reddish-brown Well Water? …

5 Reasons You May Have Rust In Your Well Water

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Reasons You Have Rust in Your Well Water If your water supply has a buildup of iron and other minerals, you may notice that appliances such as your dishwasher machine use more detergent and require additional cycles to appear clean. Your toilets bowls and sinks too may also accumulate brownish and reddish rings. It is …

How To Detect a Leak in Your Well

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A residential well is a great resource and can provide you and your family excellent water for many years. In most cases, they require minimal servicing. Most wells can operate for years without maintenance, but that doesn’t mean your well doesn’t need occasional servicing. It is important to know the signs of well water problems …

Bacteria In Well Water Symptoms? Can Bacteria In Well Water Make You Sick?

Wondering if the water you’re drinking is making you sick? With bacteria in well water at it’s highest in CT, read in on this post to protect yourself.  You likely have bacteria in your well water if you have not had it tested in the past two years. Here at Mosman Wellworks, we encourage our clients …