A water test is your best way to identify what kinds of issues you need to address, as microbes in your water are hardly the only issues to be aware of.
Talk to Your Local Water Treatment Professional
The best way to get a precise solution for your well water issues is to talk to your local water treatment professional. They can use your water test to assess the best well water treatment options to address your specific issues.
Because water quality (and potential contamination) varies so much between geographies and time of the year, we aren’t going to go into great detail about what you should or should not be using for well water treatment. Instead, we will discuss a brief overview of the most common well water treatment systems available, and some pros and cons for each. Please keep in mind, there is generally no ONE ideal technology that will address ALL water quality concerns. Instead, a Water Treatment Professional may suggest a combination of several different technologies to get you the best final results.
Before any of the basic disinfection technologies can be used, however, there is almost always a need for some form of pre-treatment. Pre-treatment is the treatment the water requires for the disinfection systems to be most effective. Different systems will require different types of pre-treatment, but an extremely common necessity for any kind of well water is water softening. Well water is often “hard” water (highly mineralized), and hard water can be a challenge for any disinfection system, not to mention, on your plumbing and appliances.
Six Most Common Water Treatment Technologies
There are six common technologies used for well water treatment. Obviously, there are more options than this, but in a general sense, these are the six that are the go-to solutions for the vast majority of water treatment professionals. Each has its own merits, and drawbacks.
Hopefully, this information will give you a better basis to discuss the options available for you with your water treatment professional based on your own water quality issues and needs.
For more information about specific well water treatment technologies, check out the following information pages:
Your well water is unique. You may have different water quality than your neighbor next door, and it can change throughout the year. Oftentimes, a combination of well water treatment equipment is required to treat your water the best.
Test Your Water Regularly
Testing your water regularly, and being pro-active about treatment can prevent unwanted contaminants from entering your family’s drinking water, and potentially making them sick.