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.