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The Dangers of Microorganisms in Your Well

Every homeowner that relies on water from a private well needs to understand exactly what they might be drinking. Unfortunately, many private wells can have issues with microorganisms and other contaminants that lead to serious health problems because they do not receive the same level of testing and upkeep as municipal water supplies. Because you
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How Often Should You Test Your Well Water?

How Often Should You Test Your Well Water? As a private well owner, there are no municipal water treatment centers that will take care of testing and treating your water for you. While this can be a good thing because you are able to avoid some of the hazardous compounds that are placed into water
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How to Prepare Your Well for a Natural Disaster

Protecting your home’s drinking water is important every day, particularly if you are one of the millions of Americans who rely on a private well. Living in Maryland means being prepared for natural disasters like hurricanes and tropical storms. As a well owner, you need to know how to prepare your well for a natural
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What Is Radium and How Can You Protect Your Well Water From It?

Many different compounds can be found in well water throughout the state of Maryland, and some of them are quite hazardous to human health. In 1998, Anne Arundel County set out to determine what level of water quality private wells throughout the area contained, and they found that 15 of the 22 wells sampled contained
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Maryland’s Guidelines to Arsenic Treatment in Private Wells

Arsenic is a naturally occurring substance that can be found all around us in the air, water, soil, food and rocks. It can be found in many private wells due to minerals dissolving from rocks and soil over time and entering the groundwater supply. If you have a private well in Maryland, it’s important to
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Preventing Biofouling In Well Water

Well Water & Biofouling If you live in a home with a private well, the health of your water is your responsibility. Your well draws untreated groundwater from underground aquifers and is likely to encounter bacteria and contaminants before it reaches your home. Regular maintenance of your well and water treatment systems is of utmost
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The Importance of Checking Your Well After Flooding

Many Americans use municipal water in their homes, but over 13% of Maryland residents rely on a private well for their drinking water. Using a private well can come with benefits, but there can be challenges in keeping the water supply clean and safe to drink, particularly when dealing with a private well after flooding.
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Seasonal Well Testing and Treatment Tips

According to the Maryland Department of the Environment, it is critical that Maryland homeowners do well water testing and treatment annually. Spring is the perfect time to have sampling, testing and treatment taken care of, even if you haven’t noticed any changes in the odor, taste or appearance of your water. Many of the hazards
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Common Well Water Issues During Springtime and How to Treat Them

Are you one of the 13% of Maryland residents who use a private well to supply them with clean, fresh drinking water? While spring showers mean flowers blooming and greenery flourishing, spring can also cause well water issues that require additional filtration, cleaning or other treatment to be performed. Here are some of the problems
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The Negative Impact of PPCPs in Drinking Water

The Negative Impact of PPCPs in Drinking Water As a homeowner, you want to only provide your family with water that is clean, healthy and safe to consume. Despite water treatment centers, there can still be contaminants that you encounter through private well water or contaminants picked up on the way from the facility to
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