Did you know a single U.S. citizen uses nearly 90 gallons of water at home every day? And every human being must intake at least 8 glasses of uncontaminated water per day for optimum health.
This makes water one of the most valuable and cherished of all daily household utilities in the world. With all the more reason to ensure you have access to high-quality water.
Let’s take a look at 5 things you need to know about well maintenance in Arizona.
Wells in the Desert
With a median household income of $50,000, Arizona can be an enjoyable and fun place to live. It’s also very dry.
You’ll want to make sure you follow a well maintenance checklist to ensure pleasant summer months.
1. Prevention is Key
According to a National Ground Water Association (NGWA) survey, 80% of people had never had a well inspection.
As with most things, a small insignificant issue can morph into an expensive and potentially harmful problem fast. You’ll want to ensure your well is working at its maximum potential to prevent your family from falling victim to contaminants and resulting illness.
2. Licensed or Certified
Always ensure you use licensed or certified pump installers and well drillers when your well is constructed, a pump is replaced or for any other professional services for your well.
3. Annual Well Maintenance Checks
Have a qualified professional examine and assess the functioning of your well.
This professional will check for:
- Bacteria or other forms of contaminants
- Any issue that could make your well water vulnerable
Don’t wait for the next year if your water has changed in odor, taste, or appearance. These could be signs of a potentially harmful situation. Be proactive and implement this preventative measure.
4. Avoid Hazardous Substances
Be sure to avoid getting any potentially hazardous substance near your well. A few common household items that should be on your radar include:
- Herbicides or pesticides
- Rat poison
- Motor oil
- Insect repellent
Avoid what’s called “back-siphoning.” It’s based on the same concept as backwash when you drink after another person.
When you’re combining fertilizers, pesticides or other chemicals, don’t place the hose inside the container. This can lead to residue contacting the hose. And consequently your drinking water.
Either eliminate these chemicals from your household. Or ensure they steer clear of your well for uncontaminated water.
5. The End of its Serviceable Life
A well generally has a serviceable life of at least 2 decades.
When your well has reached the end of its life, be sure to enlist the help of a qualified professional to adequately seal your well. They will seal it after a new one has been constructed.
The Best in Well Maintenance, Testing and Pump Installation
Clean water is essential for any household. And water is all the more vital in hot arid climates.
This is why it’s so important to ensure your well is working at its highest potential.
Call Pump It Up Pump Services, Inc. and let one of our professionals answer your water well pump questions or need to schedule a well pump inspection — Call 623-582-5069 now!