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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 that you should be on the lookout for this spring, and how Hague Quality Water of Maryland can help.

3 Common Spring Well Water Issues

1. Salt Contamination

Whenever there is snow or ice during the winter in Maryland, area roads are pre-treated and treated with salt, sand and other mixtures. These work very well at preventing ice accumulation and helping keep as many cars on the road as possible, but they are much more dangerous when it comes to well water supplies. Salt is easily dissolvable in water, and it can quickly accumulate in lakes, ground water, streams and well water.

The salt that is on the roads isn’t the only problem either. Salt in large piles waiting to be further spread out can lead to well and aquifer contamination when it migrates through the soil and into the water table. Runoff that is rich with salt could also be the culprit behind your issue. If your well water has high sodium levels or has been contaminated with salt, reverse osmosis systems are a great way to get rid of contaminants.

2. Agricultural Runoff

While this can occur at any point during the year, it is particularly common and leads to well water issues during the spring when there is more rain. Farms use water to irrigate the fields and help ensure a good crop for the spring and summer. When the water turns into runoff due to too much water, rain or melting snow, it will carry with it various things. Pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, livestock waste, pollutants and other contaminants can all get picked up in the water and carried to surrounding areas. Rain often flows these pollutants into rivers, lakes, ponds and private wells. The more rain that your area has received, the more likely it is that there is agricultural runoff occurring.

We offer numerous filtration solutions that can help to protect your home from the damaging health effects of agricultural runoff. It’s also a good idea to think critically about the location of your well. If it is drilled close to a farm or septic system, the chances of issues continuing to occur are much higher.

3. Unpleasant Smells

One of the most common well water issues in the spring is a strong, pungent smell emerging from the well. If your well water has an off-putting scent, like sewage or rotting eggs, it can make your entire home smell like it. In most cases, the smells are caused by the proliferation of hydrogen sulfide gas. A small amount can make a huge difference in the smell and taste of your water, so don’t wait to take action. We can help determine what contaminants are present in your water. Our water filtration solutions can eliminate the cause of this smell and ensure that it no longer bothers you inside of your home.

How Do I Know If I Have One of These Well Water Issues?

Hague Quality Water of Maryland offers well water testing so that you know exactly what is going on in your well water. As a new offering, we now have a contactless, at-home water test kit available for only $200. Instead of a traditional home visit, the kit will be mailed to you or can be dropped off at your home. Once it arrives at your home, you will follow the sampling instructions to take samples and then mail them to a professional lab. You will receive a detailed copy of the results, and then one of our team members will help you find the right solution for your well water issues. Water testing is the first step that will inform all of the subsequent steps to correct your water issues.

What Can I Do to Treat Some Well Water Issues? 

If you are dealing with any of the frustrating problems above, it can lead you to waste a lot of money and time trying to find a solution. Once you complete your in-home water test with Hague Quality Water of Maryland, we can walk you through all of your options to get rid of symptoms like odor and taste and remove any hazardous chemicals from agricultural runoff that might be invisible to the naked eye.

For many of our customers who have private wells and rely on them for their drinking water, the WaterMax® water softener is a great solution. This dynamic filtration system is perfect for private wells. It quickly gets rid of excess salt, sediment, debris, dirt and other contaminants that might be lurking in your water supply this spring. This fully customizable system even has a 25-year Manufacturer’s Limited warranty, so you have peace of mind that your water will stay healthy and clean for years to come, and any issues will be swiftly taken care of. Don’t let your springtime fun get spoiled by well water issues.

Prevent and Correct Common Well Water Issues with Hague Quality Water of Maryland

If your family lives in Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince George’s or Queen Anne’s ‘County and you are concerned about the quality and contents of your water, we are here to help with your water improvement projects. Whether you need the Hague WaterMax® System or additional filtration beyond that, our team cares deeply about the health and safety of your family.  For additional assistance, call Hague Quality Water of Maryland at (410) 757-2992.