According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 15% of Americans draw water from private wells. These wells are not regulated by the EPA, making them vulnerable to disease-causing contamination.
Your well’s vulnerability to contamination depends on a host of different factors, including its type. The three well types are:
- Dug – Considered the most cost-efficient, dug wells are wells 10 to 30 ft. below the ground; however, dug wells also have the highest risk of contamination
- Driven – Driven wells are holes 30 to 50 ft. below the ground and have moderate risk of contamination
- Drilled – Drilled wells pull water deep from the bedrock 100 to 400 feet below the ground; these are considered the safest of all the three
To ensure that your family drinks only the safest, cleanest water from your private well, speak with our team of water filter specialists at American Water to learn more about the drinking water filters that can keep your water contaminant-free. Call us today and tell us about your drinking water needs.