Is Your Well Water Making You Sick? New USGS Study is Alarming.

A recent study released by the USGS shows 13% of private wells in the U.S.  are contaminated with levels of metals and other elements above the set safety standards for health. Contaminants of particular concern include arsenic, uranium, manganese, radon, lithium and boron.

Some of the contaminants come from natural sources and therefore can be overshadowed by anthropogenic contamination (human-sourced). But regardless of the source, owners of private wells should test their water to determine the extent of contamination so they know what contaminants they are at risk for.

A good water test may cost $200 or more in a laboratory, but there are also home test kits available that can be bought for as little as $15. It’s imperative that you find out what is in your water to determine if you should take measures to protect you and your family.

Filtering water at the tap is an inexpensive and effective fix for many elemental and chemical contaminants. There are water filters available for just about every contaminant and many of them are effective against multiple pollutants. To be extra protected, some even opt to purify their water with one of the many water purifiers on the market. Once you discover the crystal clarity and great taste of your filtered well water, you will wonder why there are so many others who are lugging big jugs from the grocery store, or stock-piling cases of plastic bottled water. You just can’t beat the convenience and cost of your home-filtered water.

At Highwater Filters, we have a number of great products available to help you remove metals and other contaminants from your well water. Check out the PurestOne home water purifier to give you confidence in a pure drink of water. It removes heavy metals, including arsenic, lead, mercury, PCB’s, VOC’s, harmful microorganisms and harmful chemicals.They are currently on Sale at our webstore.  The TRAP radiation filter is effective in removing radioactive particles, including uranium, as well as a long list of other contaminants. Our PureStar filter is effective in removing chlorine, iron, hydrogen sulfide, lead, mercury, calcium carbonate, magnesium, chromium, bacteria, algae, and fungi. Redox media removes up to 98% of water-soluble cations (positively-charged ions) of lead, mercury, copper, nickel, chromium, and other dissolved metals. We’ve got some great deals on a variety of home water treatments that are all made in the U.S.A. Check us out!

It doesn’t matter how deep your well is or how far you are from any industrial site, your ground water could be at risk from natural elemental contamination. Investing in a water test may be the best decision you ever make. Don’t put it off. There are a number of water test products available on the web. And please visit the Highwater Filters webstore for the best quality, U.S. made home water filters.

Read more here about the USGS survey: Environmental Health News

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2 Responses to Is Your Well Water Making You Sick? New USGS Study is Alarming.

  1. avatar nastywatergal says:

    Please help us, maybe its not the water, maybe it is. We have lived here for 4 years, and its well water, our landlord lives right behind us but has good water, we have that egg smelling , awful water, and I’ve been sick for sometime with diarreah, my husband has it, my daughter has it sometimes, I just wondered what the hazards are, our laundry doesnt seem to clean, I’m just worried that our symptoms may be from the water. I also am experiencing low wbc , and some other low levels on my blood screen. please inform me of things to know. Thankyou

  2. avatar Hilary says:

    hi watergal,

    I suggest you get your water tested by a lab. Make sure they test for sulphur. That is usually what causes the egg smell but it could be something else. Look in the local yellow pages to see who does water testing.

    Once you know what contaminants are in your water, you can treat the water accordingly.

    Thanks for our inquiry. Good luck!

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