The Elements of Well Water and What to Know

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The Elements of Well Water and What to Know

Bad water is bad for you, but safe water is key to life — and good for you! Clean water has so many health benefits.

Good quality water is essential.

It is recommended we drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day.

The human body is, after all, 70% water, and although a human being can survive a month or more without food, a week without water can be fatal. You want the best, the cleanest and healthiest for yourself and your family. There are so many pathogens in water today that were not there 50 years ago causing some serious health concerns.

With wells there are all kinds of elements involved, some being iron, manganese, and phosphates. They cause problems in your wellness as well as leaving stains on clothing and your plumbing and taps – especially private wells where only about 20% use disinfection.

All water problems can be treated and it is important to consult with a qualified professional such as 5 Star Water Solutions to have an assessment of your water supply.

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Rotten Egg Smell

Let’s go through some of the concerns:

Rotten Egg Smell: Well water may have dissolved hydrogen sulphide or methane gas present, causing the smell and sometimes is not usable. Learn about Drinking Water Systems

Sharp metallic taste: This could mean that there are trace concentrations of iron in the water, not a health concern however not great to drink.

Chlorine taste: Many municipalities use chlorine to disinfect the water and it should be filtered out before used to eliminate harmful or annoying effects. More Information on problem water filters.

Chemical taste: Pesticides getting into the groundwater may be mixed with nitrates and other harmful chemicals.

Gelatinous slime: Well waters can often become infected with iron bacteria. While not a health concern, it can harbor pathogenic organisms - which are a health concern.

Murky Water: Private wells can contain silt and clay. While this does not cause unsafe water conditions, the high turbidity can cause an ultraviolet disinfection system to under- perform or fail keeping water disinfected. Here is information on drinking water systems.

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Murky Water

For a complete list of concerns please visit CWQA Website

A variety of factors can affect how water tastes, smells and feels. That's why we test your water before we recommend how to treat it properly.

Contact 5 Star Water Solutions by phone at: 519.743.9800 or visit their Website

Location: 33 Manitou Drive, Kitchener, Ontario N2C 1K9

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