Monthly Archives: May 2016

Accessing Groundwater and the Importance of Working With Professionals

well contractorsYou’ve probably heard this once or twice before, but water is important. It’s important for our planet, our health, our industries, and our everything. It’s just as important that we make sure the water we are dealing with is as safe as possible.

Groundwater
About 25% of all rain turns into groundwater. It becomes a major waste if we don’t use this free source of water. The Center for Disease Control reports that more than 15 million households in the U.S. use wells to access groundwater for drinking. That number could be even higher if everyone took advantage of this water.

Why It’s Important
According to the National Ground Water Association, about 44% of the entire U.S. population depends on groundwater for drinking water. If we were unable to access this free water there would be a lot of consequences.

How to Access
It’s one thing knowing that the water is there, but it’s another to actually access that water. Whether your business needs to access groundwater on its property or you want clean drinking water for your home, there are water well services that can help. Drilling companies like DCA Drilling can provide drilling for businesses as well as residential well water systems.

Hiring well contractors
There are a few things you should keep in mind when looking to hire well contractors. Experience is probably the most important factor. You are dealing with a source of water for a potential family or business so there are many risks involved. An experienced well contractor will know that testing the groundwater can help prevent any future dangers. Hardness, for example, is the most common problem associated with groundwater. Hardness can result in an increase in calcium and magnesium dissolved into the water. Another important aspect of successful well contractors is proper cleanup. An experienced contractor will know to cover a well after drilling.

If you are curious about accessing water on your property and want to start drilling, contact DCA Drilling and Construction Inc. today!

Clean Drinking Water Right Under Your Nose… and Feet

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The importance of clean drinking water cannot be overstated. It’s something we certainly should not take for granted, as some areas of the world have little or no access to clean water. Some parts of the United States struggle with providing safe drinking water because of issues with their municipal water systems.

Finding clean water can be as easy as looking under your feet. The groundwater underneath your property can be easily accessed by well digging companies. It’s important to research your property and water supply and to be aware of how residential well drilling can help provide clean drinking water for your entire family.

Every day Americans use 79.6 billion gallons of groundwater. That’s the equivalent of every person in the U.S. using 2,923 12-ounce cans of water every single day. Not using this free water under the ground seems like a giant waste. Well drilling contractors can access this water for you.

In addition to drinking clean water, you also need to make sure that you’re drinking enough of it, too. That’s why having water well specialists test the groundwater to see if it’s safe for drinking is so important. They can help prevent diseases or worse.

If you don’t test your groundwater, there is a chance that serious issues can arise. The most common issue with groundwater is the buildup of calcium and magnesium, which dissolve in the water. This buildup causes hardness and because the total dissolved solids (TDS) levels can reach above 1,000 milligrams per liter, this can lead to poorly tasting, unhealthy water.

If you have unhealthy water and are not able to drink the recommended amount there can be minor to severe consequences. Even as low as a 2% drop in body water can result in short-term memory loss, trouble with basic cognitive skills, and difficulty focusing on computer screens or pieces of paper.

There are more than 15 million households in the U.S. that rely on private, household wells for their drinking water, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Residential well drilling companies can help provide clean drinking water for you and your entire family.

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