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Is Groundwater in California Safe?

There is an idea floating around out there that the water that comes from a well is somehow less safe than the water that is pumped into our homes on a daily basis. The truth is, water from a properly maintained and managed well is just as safe, if not safer, than the water we receive from local utility providers.

You might be wondering whether having a well will require more involvement on your part—and it does. But isn’t it better to be involved in protecting the water you drink than hoping an official assigned to your district is doing everything they can to protect your family? As we saw recently in Flint, Michigan, officials do not always do the right thing, and citizens end up paying for it.

On that note, let’s take a look at how safe groundwater in California can be, and why it’s a great option:

  • Wells can be and should be tested: Having a well on your California property is not a one-and-done thing. It does require effort and periodic testing to keep the water safe. Things like algae blooms can happen in wells, but that is why testing is so important. With the power to test your water at any given time, you can ensure that the people depending on it for sustenance are safe from any potential threats. It just isn’t worth it to gamble when it comes to the health of your family.
  • Filtering and safety: Most of us grow up thinking that the water from our faucets is automatically safe and clean. Yet we don’t ask where it comes from or how anyone ensures it is safe to drink. With a private well, you can build in as much safety as you’d like. From UV purification to the best filtering money can buy, you can make your well an impenetrable fortress against the things you shouldn’t be ingesting. With publicly available water sources, you could test to your heart’s content, but you’ll have no real way of remedying a bad situation short of going through legal channels.
  • Emergency preparedness: Unlike the larger network of water filtration plants and delivery systems, your well can be set up to survive even the longest-term disasters with a few simple upgrades. If the power fails, a backup generator can keep your systems running cool, clean water to your faucets. If, as in Flint, water from the larger supply is not safe to drink, you have an option that is.
  • Droughts: While droughts impact everyone, California well owners are often equipped to handle the situation. No one should be using water in excess during a drought, but well owners can make more careful and diligent decisions about the crops they water without sacrificing their livelihood.

From residential to agriculture to land and property development, you can count on the professional team at National Groundwater Surveyor Inc. to conduct proper tests for the best location to drill for groundwater in California. Contact us with questions or to learn more about how our water survey process works!

From single family home sites to large agricultural wells, call National Groundwater Surveyor at 800-980-7429.

We also provide Groundwater Surveys in Nevada and Oregon!

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