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THE SKILLINGS BLOG

The knowledge center for well drilling, water treatment & testing, FAQs, tips and know-how.

RESIDENTIAL WELLS

  • With spring comes garden and yardwork. Planting vegetables, flowers or even a new tree or shrub not only takes time and planning, but it also takes water throughout the warmer months. If you are on a municipal water line, chances are your water bill goes up in the summer. Watering the lawn, car washes, and keeping the flowers from wilting all require water, jacking up your usage. An irrigation well can help reduce your municipal water bill.


  • If you have a private well, your well system is critical for supplying of fresh clean water. This system consists of several components including plumbing to deliver the water, a well pump, to push or pull water and a pressure tank to store and distribute water throughout your home.


  • If get your drinking water from a private well, it’s your responsibility to conduct an annual contamination test to ensure the quality of your water supply.  Contaminants are a reality when you own a private well. Sometimes, it’s easy to determine that you have a problem when your water looks, smells, or tastes “off”. But there are other water contaminants that offer no sign they’re there. Your water may taste, look and smell perfectly fine. Microbial and organic contaminants can’t always be detected by the five senses. Often, you have no indication until people in the community, sharing an aquifer begin to show signs of illness.