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What to Do When You Have a Well and Lose Power at Your Home

In Maryland, there are many things that might cause you to lose power at your home over the course of the year, from summer storms with torrential downpours to winter snowstorms with whipping winds. Whenever the electrical supply at your home is interrupted, your well pump will also be impacted as a result. Any homeowner
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What You Need to Know About Buying a Home With a Private Well

Purchasing a home is a significant investment, and it’s important that you understand the ins and outs of the property that you might be purchasing. If you are considering buying a home with a private well, you should make sure that you understand the risks, benefits and costs. At Hague Quality Water of Maryland, we
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4 Signs it’s Time to Upgrade Your Water Softener System

More than likely, you and your family have been enjoying all the many benefits of your water softener system. What’s not to love? Water softeners can solve so many tricky issues that can occur with your home water supply. Hard water can cause a build-up of minerals like calcium and magnesium in your water, so
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Is Softened Water Safe for Your Garden and Plants?

If you use soft water in your home, you may be wondering if it’s also safe to use for your garden and plants. It’s easy to assume that because soft water is so beneficial to us, it is also beneficial to the plants we keep inside and outside our homes. Unfortunately, this is not the
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How to Manage Your Well in a Drought

Maintaining a private well throughout all of the seasons of the year is important, as it will give your family water that is clean, fresh and safe to drink. During a period of drought, it can be harder to properly care for your private well, as the groundwater supply decreases. Groundwater accounts for about 30%
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Emerging Well Water Contaminants You Should Know About

Private well owners have the freedom of having their own water supply present on their property, as well as the ability to avoid the chemicals and contaminants that are sometimes introduced into water during the water treatment process. However, there are still potential risks. Some contaminants are more likely to occur in private wells, and
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Overall Private Well Water Quality in Maryland

Did you know that approximately one-third of Marylanders rely on private wells for their drinking water? If you are one of those homeowners or business owners, the quality of the water that you are drinking is probably of major concern to you. Private wells that serve 25 or fewer people are not regulated by federal
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The Dangers of Sodium in Your Well Water

Contained in the water that you drink every day, you will find a variety of minerals that can be present in different amounts depending on the treatment processes that they have been through. One of the concerns facing private well owners in Maryland is sodium. If you have a private well, there is a good
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Hepatitis A and Drinking Water from a Private Well

Private well owners have many advantages, as they don’t need to worry about the same infrastructure that homes using municipal water do, their water hasn’t been harshly treated with chemicals that can lead to contaminants in their water, and they don’t need to pay a water bill every month. However, some of these advantages can
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How to Protect Your Well in Flood Prone Areas

Being a private well owner can come with plenty of benefits, like increased control over the treatment that your water goes through and not needing to rely on a municipal water treatment company. However, there can also be challenges when you live in flood prone areas. Any homeowner with a private well in an area
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