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Water Wells Can Provide Clean Drinking Water For You and Your Family

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The majority of the U.S. takes its water for granted, because the nation has had access to clean water for as long as anyone can remember. It’s important to know, though, that not everyone is as lucky as we are when it comes to their water supply.

In many parts of the world, clean water is just not an option. It’s more of a myth, if anything. For centuries, countries have relied on little to no healthy water systems and — although we have seen global improvements regarding clean water — there are still areas that have no access to healthy water.

Wasting water, after knowing about the less fortunate and their water supply, is one of the worst things a person can do. Far too often do we see Americans wasting good water that some people could only dream of having access to.

People leave faucets running for much longer than needed. People throw out nearly full bottles of water just to replace them with a new one. Some people even flush after tossing a single tissue into the toilet. People waste water far too often in this country. It has to stop.

Residential well water systems are a great way of changing the way we loot at our water supply. If we look at it as this magical infinite resource, we will treat it as such and end up wasting it. But if we look at water as a scarce resource that we are lucky to have access to, we may be able to appreciate what we have better and change our ways.

Working with well contractors who are experienced in water well drilling can be great for your home. You can add a personal water well that can store clean, healthy water for you and your family to have easy access to. The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) states that 44% of the entire U.S. population relies on groundwater as its main drinking supply. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 15 million U.S. households have private wells on their property.

Consulting well contractors about where a well could be located on your property is important because you want to ensure safe access to clean, healthy, and uncontaminated water. More than 25% of U.S. rainfalls eventually become groundwater that can be used by you and your family to drink.

If you want to learn more about having a water well dug into your property, contact DCA Drilling and Construction today to speak with well contractors.

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.