Well Water Quality & Quantity Can’t Be Automatically Guaranteed

This post was guest written by Hartmann Well Drilling, a water well drilling company serving the Lakeville MN area. For more information on Hartmann Well Drilling, please visit www.HartmannWellDrilling.com.

We’ve worked with Haferman Water Conditioning over the years on a few projects, and are amazed at the amount of knowledge this team has about water quality issues. As water well drillers, we know this can be an issue for some, especially when it comes to well water quantity and quality.

If your well driller has given you an idea on the quality or quantity of water before the actual drilling, then you’ve most likely been fed misinformation. There is no way to determine quality or quantity prior to the drilling. Once the well has been complete, we’ll be able to determine the water quantity, and the quality will be known after testing. (Click here to request a free water analysis and estimate from Haferman Water Conditioning.)

What common quality issues impact Minnesota wells?

Proper construction and testing can help to prevent or identify the following issues:

  • Bacteria
  • Lead
  • Arsenic
  • Fluoride
  • Pesticides
  • Nitrates
  • VOCs (Volatile Organic Chemicals)

How often should your well be tested?

The most important thing any homeowner can do to ensure a trouble-free well is to have it properly constructed and maintained. In Minnesota, your well is your responsibility, and you will need to be the one to have it regularly tested and maintained.

Minnesota requires all water wells to meet location and construction requirements of the Minnesota Well Code. According to the Minnesota Department of Health:

Wells can provide safe water for many years, but as wells age, they will deteriorate and eventually lose their ability to keep contaminants out of the water.

Experts suggest homeowners have their well tested on an annual basis, but many only have this done once, either when the well is built or the property is purchased. And if the test results come back clean, they consider the matter resolved, not realizing that the water still has to travel through the homes, and these pipes might be in need of testing themselves.

Your well and all its components will work only as good as they are maintained. Ensure years of proper use by taking care of your well.

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