People have been drinking from wells for thousands of year. In fact, two wells from the Neolithic period, around 6500 BC, have been discovered in Israel? Thankfully, we have developed the process of water treatment to help make our drinking water better.
Even the process of building a well has improved. Before they begin water well drilling and excavating, information about the geology, water table depth, seasonal fluctuations, recharge area and rate must be found. As we learn more and more about the world we live in, we learn about even our smallest and most pragmatic interferences cause wide ranging and long lasting affects. This information is gathered to help reduce the impact on the environment, and make it as safe for both nature and our lives.
Those are not the only precautions we must take either. Even after the well is drilled, we must be wary of certain factors. Households that utilize wells need to take special precautions to ensure the protection of their drinking and water supplies through processes like water treatment. This is because dissolved calcium and magnesium precipitate out of hard water as scale. This then builds up inside our homes, in our pipes, water heaters, tea kettles, coffee makers and our industrial machines, which effects the taste of our water, and could effect our health.
Water treatment for the removal of these defects is important for this reason. Through water treatment processes like water softener that removes of calcium, magnesium, and certain other metal cations in hard water we can make well water better.
If you do not make good use of water treatment, then you need to contact your water supplier immediately to remove yourself from the risk of drinking hard water. If you suspect that your water treatment might not work as well anymore, or there is something wrong with your water treatment processes, then contact your water company immediately to see about water well repair.
If you have any questions or concerns about wells and water treatment, feel free to comment!