A well is a structure, normally dug into the ground, allowing access to an underground water source. Due to the nature of the supply, it is very likely to have problems with the quality of the water being drawn from it, which is why there are strict guidelines to ensure water would be fit for human consumption.
A common problem that is encountered with well water is high levels of water hardness, which is known to produce a build up of scale (calcium and magnesium ions) within pipes and filtration systems. High levels of nitrates are also prevalent within water drawn from a well, making water unsafe to consume. Whilst these contaminants can usually be controlled using reverse osmosis, their high levels from source call for pre treatment stages of water softening and nitrate removal.
Excess turbidity, iron and manganese are also common factors within well water that affect the potability of this source. Our extensive range of particle filtration is perfect for removing suspended solids at different micron ratings. This is furthered by other mechanical types of filtration within our systems such as the use of our carbon cartridges. Not only do these aid in particle removal, but also are great at absorbing organic, volatile compounds such as chlorine, chloramine and heavy metals.
Bacterial contamination and PH imbalances are bound to occur when water is stored underground. Whilst the majority of the bacteria will be removed with particle filtration and reverse osmosis, the latter also controlling PH levels within the water, we recommend using UV sterilisation to control the future growth of bacteria.