Routine maintenance and Repair of your water well system can help protect water quality, ensure your well is operating properly, prolong the useful life of the well system, and protect your investment.
McMullen technicians are licensed well drillers with decades of experience. Our projects include:
Water pollution effects
If you live in city limits, you probably don’t give much thought to how the water you use each day gets into your house.
Clean your water is at its source, by the time it gets into your home with chemical compounds, and other pollutants.
Unfiltered drinking water can contain harmful contaminates. These can include, but are not limited to; fluoride.
There are many benefits to well water. Many prefer the taste of well water to that of traditional city water that is treated with chemicals.
Water consumers all assume that their water supply is safe to drink and use, but contaminated drinking water can be dangerous.
Wells are routinely tested for coliform bacteria, which come from soil or vegetation, and in the intestinal tract of warm-blooded animals (fecal coliform bacteria). The many sources of bacterial pollution include runoff from woodlands, pastures, and feedlots; septic tanks and sewage plants; and animals (wild or domestic). Most coliforms are harmless residents of soil and will not make people sick. Some strains of E. coli, the most common fecal coliform bacterium, may be pathogens. Some E.coli found in food have been lethal, so their presence should be taken very seriously. Testing for coliform bacteria is inexpensive and their presence indicate that harmful, pathogenic bacteria could possibly enter or exist in the well. So, if a well tests positive for coliform bacteria, follow-up testing for E.coli sometimes is recommended depending on the specific lab test results. Some coliform tests can provide results for both total coliform bacteria (the indicator) and E. coli, the sign of fecal contamination and potential pathogens.
A water well should be disinfected: