Don’t Let Fall Leaves Ruin Your Well Water — Here’s What You Need to Know!
Fall is an exciting time of year when the weather cools down, the leaves change color and the holiday season is right around the corner! But as you rake up piles of leaves and enjoy being outdoors, keep in mind that these seemingly harmless little piles can actually have harmful effects on your well water if they are not properly disposed of.
Here’s what you need to know about how fall leaves may affect your well and how to prevent them from contaminating your water supply.
Ways To Protect Your Well From Leaf Litter Contamination
If your well water is susceptible to contamination from leaf litter, you may want to take some precautions before the leaves start falling:
- Prioritize safety rather than convenience when installing your well
- Hire a renowned well installation company to ensure proper construction and sealing
- Seal abandoned wells to avoid groundwater pollution
- Test your well water regularly
Schedule Your Annual Well Inspection During Fall
Many people are unaware of the potential dangers their well water is exposed to during the fall season. To ensure your well water is at its safest this autumn, consider scheduling your annual inspection during this time to address potential issues.
Moreover, it is important to get your well water tested for bacteria, nitrates, and other contaminants regularly. If you have any questions about your water quality or have concerns about the harmful effects of leaves falling into the well, contact a professional.
Signs Of Bacteria In Your Water
Some of the most common signs of bacteria in your well water include, but are not limited to:
- Unusual odors
- Foul taste
- Cloudy water
- Sediment in your water
Take Action Right Away If You Believe There Is Bacteria In Your Well Water
Please do not ignore these warning signs as they could pose a threat to you and your loved ones’ health; contact a team of professional well water technicians that will have the equipment and knowledge necessary to determine and address the issue with your well water.
Additionally, if you detect bacteria in your well water, we recommend you don’t drink it until you discover the cause.
For All Your Well Water Needs, The Water Dr. Is Here!
Is your well water pressure low? Are you afraid there might be bacteria affecting your water quality? To find a solution to all these issues and more, look no further than the team of expert well technicians at The Water Dr.! With decades of experience serving communities all around Connecticut, we have the knowledge and skill to get your well water back to its pure, crystalline state!