What is a Boil-Water Advisory?

Today’s boil-water advisory issued by OWASA in the Chapel Hill / Carrboro NC area gives us the timely opportunity to examine this topic. This same event happened back in February of 2017 as well, effectively mandating that all residents of the Chapel Hill / Carrboro NC area drink bottled water for 1.5 days. What is […]

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Can a Water Well Run Dry?

Short answer: yes. What does it mean when a water well runs dry? Quality wells are drilled so they reach groundwater aquifers. When the water level goes below the intake — for whatever reason — then it’s said the well has “run dry.” What is an aquifer? Aquifers are not underground rivers as some like […]

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Well Water Is Better Than Tap Water

Is Well Water Better for You Than City Water?

The short answer is: it depends. One city’s water is better than other city’s water, and one well can produce better water than another. Consider the Source of Water To begin to answer this question, one must first consider the source of the water. Most city water is thoroughly treated water from nearby reservoir rivers […]

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How To Tell When Your Well Pump Is Going Bad

How To Tell If Your Well Pump is Going Bad

Water wells have their advantages over tap water, but it requires the installation and maintenance of your own equipment. A properly functioning well pump is a critical part to the system, so it is often a point of failure. Unless there is a blown circuit or switch, it rarely simply stops working — typically it […]

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Managing Your Well During a Drought or Dry Spell

Owning a private water well is not as drought-proof as some people think. Wells can run dangerously low or dry even if proper precautions are followed. Read our 6 tips so that you can properly manage your water well during drought conditions. 1) Regular Testing A well drilling professional can test your well to see […]

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Do I Need to Filter My Well Water?

Some well water is safe to drink without being filtered, but the percentage of wells where that’s the case is dwindling. Before deciding it’s OK to drink straight from a well without a filter, you must get the water tested, and continue to test it regularly. Nothing you can read or do will change how […]

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Health Benefits of Drinking Quality Water

The U.S. Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends drinking eight, 8-ounce glasses of water every day. Below is a list of health benefits of drinking quality water: 1) Weight Loss When someone drinks water before eating, they feel fuller, eat less, and boost their metabolism in the process. Many people mistake thirst for […]

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Why Do I Need to Properly Abandon a Water Well?

We get asked this question routinely, so in the spirit of educating the customer, below is the answer: So Why Do You Need to do Anything to Abandon a Well? Can’t you just leave it be? After all, you’re abandoning it, right? Not so fast. You are legally responsible for properly abandoning the well because […]

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Toxins in Your Tap Water: Why You Should Drill a Well

We’ve already written about the benefits of well water. For many well owners, that’s the only option for a source of drinking water. However, there are many people out there on a municipal water supply. And many of them are unaware that it’s likely legal to drill a well on their property if they so […]

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How to Prevent Water Well Contamination

While it might cost us some business down the line, as a public health service we wanted to provide advice on how to best prevent well water contamination. 1. Slope the area around the wellhead away from the wellhead. Often the contamination occurs simply by contaminated run-off going directly into the wellhead. This is an […]

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