Water Quality for Well Systems

Your Well Water Health

Millions of homeowners all over the United States rely on water from private or household wells. Over 15 million, to be exact. While the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a set water quality standard for municipal water utilities and other types of water sources, it has no specific regulation on well water. This means that it’s up to each individual consumer to determine for themselves if their well water is safe to drink or if it has become contaminated.

What Could Contaminate My Well Water?

There are a number of contaminants that can be found in drinking water from wells all across the country. Luckily, tests can be run on a sample of your water to detect:

  • Lead
  • Arsenic
  • Nitrates
  • Radon
  • Uranium
  • Hydrogen sulfide, and more

Many common water tests look for the presence of a “total coliform” bacteria (a form of bacteria found in human and animal waste) as a litmus test to see if additional testing is needed. This is because some of the most common contaminants are actually from fertilizer, septic systems, sewer lines, and other modes of nitrogen-rich waste. The presence of this type of bacteria also means that the water likely has other forms of bacteria that could be even more harmful.

How do I Remove Contaminants From my Well Water?

Hague Quality Water of Maryland’s WaterMax® is an effective way to remove harmful contaminants from your well water.  Not only will this premier, customizable water treatment system remove contaminants, but it will also provide your home with soft water, leaving your clothes softer, your dishes cleaner, and your appliances lasting longer.

Our WaterMax® system uses a multi-compartment media tank which allows us to put different kinds of media-the stuff that takes the contaminants out of your water-in just a single tank. In other words, our WaterMax® water conditioner is capable of doing the job of 4 or more pieces of water treatment equipment, meaning more space for you and less space for water treatment. Additionally, this system comes with a 25-year Manufacturer’s Limited warranty, giving you the peace of mind that your water will remain healthy and safe. Don’t wonder about the quality of your well water. Contact the water treatment professionals at Hague Quality Water of Maryland today to get the water you and your family deserve.

How Can I Tell if I Need to Check the Water Quality?

According to the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) well owners should test the quality of their water annually just to stay safe. However, if any of the following applies to your situation, they recommend that you get the water tested more frequently.

  • If you notice a change in the odor, appearance, or taste of your well water, you should get it tested as soon as you can.
  • If a well cap breaks or a flood hits, it would be in good practice to retest the safety of the water to ensure no unwanted contaminants got through in the meantime.
  • If your septic system is leaking or has experienced frequent failures, you should consider alternative ways of getting your drinking water.
  • If members of your family are having recurrent bouts of gastrointestinal illness, it may be due to impurities in the well This can be especially dangerous if you have an infant or a baby in the family.

What Are the Next Steps to Ensure my Well Water is Safe?

Municipal water utilities require an annual water quality report, and while the law does not require well owners to test their water, an annual water test is an important part of maintaining a well. In addition to our free on-site water test for new customers, Hague Quality Water of Maryland is offering a contact-free water test kit for just $200. We mail the kit directly to you so that you can take samples of your water and mail them to our water testing lab. You’ll receive the results directly in the mail, and our team of water treatment experts can work with you to determine the best solution for your unique water situation. Whether you choose our at-home kit or an in-person water test, the team at Hague Quality Water of Maryland cares deeply about the health and safety of you and your family.  To purchase your kit today, click here.

For additional assistance regarding the Hague WaterMax® or our water testing services, please call Hague Quality Water of Maryland at (410) 757-2992.


  1. https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/private/wells/
  2. http://www.wellowner.org/water-quality/

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