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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Why Wells Are Needed Outside Of Big Cities

People who live in big cities rarely have to worry about their water supply being treated because that is a duty entrusted to the city or municipality. The water coming into their homes is supposed to be treated and tested. However, the same cannot be said for many people living outside urban areas and rely on well drilling to find source of water.

Those who do not live within the parameters of a big city frequently have no access to water pipes that are treated. Within some kinds of soil, there are minerals which can actually cause damage to water pipes. There are also special kinds of piping that can be used to keep those minerals from damaging pipes and polluting water.

The city of Salisbury, NC Vision 2020, map depicts current & future water service areas.
Some areas outside of the city do not have access to soft water. This is the preferred type of water and when a well only has access to hard water, water softeners can provide a fix.

That does not mean that water used in major cities is not subject to pollution. That is often a result of some kind of chemical making its way into a public water supply. There are also issues that threaten well water in more rural areas. That causes the responsibility to shift to the homeowner.

Testing that water is a critical part of the process. Some homes that have wells cannot be sold without proof that their water has been validated by a safety test. Water testing kits can be purchased in a variety of stores and are very simple to use. If a problem should arise, there is not always a reason to panic. Homeowners can administer their own chlorination procedures, which will destroy bacterial threats.

Water supply is never threatened in a big city because there is an ample amount supplied by the water department. In more rural areas, homeowners rarely have to worry about their wells drying up. If the flow of water stops, it usually signals a malfunction in one of the well’s components. Therefore, homeowners need to be aware that, at some point, well maintenance services will be needed.

Brown Well Supply has the experience and expertise to provide homeowners with well digging and repair in Salisbury, NC and the neighboring communities. We offer a wide selection of well supplies and also specialize in well prospecting. For the best well repair Salisbury, NC has to offer, contact Brown Well Supply today.