Conventional & Alternative Methods
for Setting up Your Water Source
Whether you obtain your drinking water from the city supplied source or a ground source well, we have all become painfully aware of how much water we consume on a yearly basis. Drinking, bathing, cooking, and maintaining the lawn and garden have become a costly venture indeed. By choice or by necessity, more and more homeowners are using ground source well water. And, with rising utility costs, along with the general maintenance costs of well water, cisterns have become an increasingly popular option to support wells. Read more….
While the majority of Americans get their tap water from municipal water sources that are tested and treated regularly, millions upon millions receive their drinking water from a private well source, in which testing and treating water rests solely in the hands of the well owner. For those private well owners, here are the basics of how to manage well water. Read more….
Drinking water quality is becoming an ever important issue both domestically and abroad. The US, which is generally ranked highest in drinking water quality globally, still has issues with water quality from time to time. In recent years well failures due to drought, arsenic from mines, natural run-off and some pesticides and perhaps most famously chromium VI (a heavy metal) pollution, which was the subject of the 2000 film “Erin Brockovich”, have amplified the importance of quality drinking water. Read more….
As the population has increased, the strain on water demand has also increased. Water rates for those on municipal water have increased and in times of drought many areas have put restrictions and limitations on water uses like car washing. The collection of rain water for home use has a variety of benefits and uses for homeowners both in urban and rural settings. Read more….
Water almost always looks pure and clean coming out of the tap. And according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over 90 percent of Americas drink safe water. But a recent article by the New York Times claims millions of Americans are drinking unsafe tap and ground water. So does that mean you are one of the millions drinking contaminated water? Read more…
Depending upon the location you have chosen for your small house, your well can be easily installed as a do-it-yourself project or you may encounter the expense of installation through professional water well drilling methods. It all depends on your underlying geology. Read more…