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Everything You Need to Know About Coliform in Your Well Water

Many states have established standards for the construction of private wells and for testing of new wells. However,  following this initial testing there are no regulations to ensure the water sources remain safe. Therefore, private well owners must take it upon themselves to test their water for harmful bacteria. In order to protect your water
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6 Things You Should Know About Well Maintenance

According to the EPA, over 13 million homes in the U.S. rely on well water. The EPA does not regulate residential wells, which means that private well owners are responsible for their home water systems. Therefore, it is up to homeowners to ensure their water remains healthy at all times. In order to protect your
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4 Solutions to a Low Yielding Well

If you have a low-yielding well, this means your well may not be re-producing enough water before it is drained. For a well to meet Maryland’s well standards, it must produce at least 1 gallons per minute (gpm). Anything below that would be considered low-yielding. However, even a well that falls between 2gpm-5 gpm may
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When Should I Replace My Well Pump?

A private well can be a tremendous asset to your home. You don’t need to worry about the chemicals that are put into the water at water treatment facilities to clean it or the cost of a monthly water bill. However, there are unique steps that you will need to take in order to maintain
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Sodium in Your Well Water

Every private well owner wants to ensure that the water from their well is clean, safe and free from dangerous contaminants. However, what about elevated levels of things that are not necessarily harmful in small quantities? One of the concerns that many private well owners in Maryland have is elevated levels of sodium in 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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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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