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The hidden dangers of well water

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 15 million households in the U.S. rely on private water wells as their source of drinking water. These wells are not regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency, a federal office that ensures the safety of drinking water sources.

While the U.S. is considered among the countries with the safest water sources in the world, there are still many contaminants and pathogens that can be dissolved in drinking water. Improper land use, leakage from treatment plants, and land operations involving pesticides and fertilizers may all cause private water systems to become contaminated.

The top six outbreaks in private wells according to CDC’s 2009-2010 water outbreak data are as follows:

  1. Hepatitis A
  2. Giardia intestinalis
  3. Campylobacter and E. Coli (tie)
  4. Shigella
  5. Cryptosporidium and Salmonella (tie)
  6. Arsenic, Phenol, Selenium, Nitrate and Gasoline (tie)

Our team of well water system experts at American Water TX offers a wide range of Kinetico well water system products that can provide your family with safe drinking water without having to worry about high maintenance cost. Call our office at (512) 388-0022 to learn more about our products or set up an appointment to get your water supply tested.

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