If you have well water, it is important to be aware of a potential problem you may have in the fall. As leaves fall and spent foliage dries in the autumn months, a blanket of organic debris accumulates and covers the ground. This not only means extra chores for you to do, it can also create a cause for concern with your water.
The Problem with Organic Debris and Well Water
The organic debris, or leaf litter as it is often called, not only collects in yards, but in creeks, ponds, and storm drains. If the leaf litter has a chance to decompose, it can be beneficial by adding nutrients to the soil. However, if heavy rains occur, the debris can wash into nearby water sources before it has a chance to break down. This in turn creates stagnation, flooding, excessive runoff water, and eventually can cause contamination in water supplies, including wells.
Ways to Make Sure Your Well is Protected
A good first line of defense for protecting your well is considering the way you manage your yard waste. Instead of blowing or raking leaves around the perimeter of the yard, mulch leaf litter or bag it up for disposal. Remember, the area around your well should always be free and clear of organic matter and debris. It is also important to make sure your well cap is properly sealed and has no cracks or damage. Keeping the opening of your well intact is essential for preventing exposing your water to the elements.
How to Assure the Quality of Your Water
Well water is susceptible to a variety of contaminants, beyond leaf litter, including chlorine and lead. Minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron are also common in well water, and could also have an adverse impact on the quality of your home’s water. Having your water tested is essential in determining what’s in your water and the most effective way to treat it.
No matter what the season, the best way to assure the quality of your well water is with a reliable water filtration system. Fully customizable and precision designed, the Hague WaterMax is user-friendly and provides you with fresh, softened, and filtered water from every tap in your home, every time.
The Hague WaterMax® Reliably Provides Quality Water
The Hague WaterMax® Water Softener is the dependable and cost effective solution for you. This eco-friendly system can remove hardness, foul smells, bad tastes, cloudiness, and discoloration from your water in a single compact system.
An important feature of the Hague WaterMax is that it can be customized to treat your specific water issues. Which means if you are dealing with both tannins and hard water, your WaterMax can be custom-built to handle them both!
Other features include:
- Built-in bypass – water your lawn salt free
- Smart touch customized controller
- Uses up to 80% Less Time
- Uses up to 50% Less Salt
- Uses up to 80% Less Water
- Fine Mesh Resin
- And more
In addition to better quality water, you will enjoy benefits like brighter laundry, elimination of stains and soap scum, and even savings on your monthly and yearly budget!
Ready to learn more about how a WaterMax can improve your well water? Begin with scheduling a free water test. Contact us today! We are your Greater Philadelphia area Hague dealer providing service in towns like Allentown, Ardmore and Abington PA.
EPA Water Consultants have been working with homeowners, home builders and businesses for years throughout Pennsylvania to solve multiple water-related problems. Each install is completed by an EPA Water employee as if it was our home – no subcontractors! With our 100% water quality guarantee, EPA Water Consultants will provide the best water available to you and your home or business!