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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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The Dangers of Nitrates in Your Well

Many consumers have heard the word nitrates discussed around food that we consume, but they can also be present in your drinking water. Consuming nitrates can be hazardous to your health, and because they are odorless, colorless and flavorless, they could be in your water without you ever realizing it. It’s important that every homeowner
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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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