There are a variety of treatment options when it comes to well water. No single treatment type will protect against all problems that may be present with the quality of well water. Some of the main concerns with well water is to remove specific contaminants and to improve the taste/smell of the drinking water.
The most common types of household water treatment systems consist of:
Filtration Systems: A water filter is a device which removes impurities from water. This can be done by a barrier or chemical process.
Water Softeners: A water softener is a device that reduces the hardness of the water. A water softener typically uses sodium or potassium ions to replace calcium and magnesium ions.
Distillation Systems: Distillation is a process in which impure water is boiled and the steam is collected, leaving many of the solid contaminants behind.
Disinfection: Disinfection is a physical or chemical process in which pathogenic microorganisms are deactivated or killed.
In order to determine which treatment is right for your well water, water testing should first be performed. Once this is complete it will be easier to determine which treatment system will work best with your specific water.
Another option, which may also be beneficial, is purchasing bulk distilled water or using bottle refill stations.
If you have questions about the quality of your well water or are interested in learning more information about the different treatment plans, please contact us at Precision Water Systems, 780-349-4933. We offer FREE water testing!