April Showers Bring…Water Problems?

Seasonal changes cause well water changesSpring is here. We all love the warmer weather. But with spring comes some changes in weather. Your water chemistry is influenced by precipitation such as rainfall, snowfall, and drought. Your well water quality is also influenced by its contact with the earth. It may take days, weeks, months, decades and even centuries before that water finally finds its way to your well. During its journey to your well, it may pass through iron, limestone, and contaminants such as pesticides and fertilizers.

Seasonal changes such as decomposing leaves and vegetation, as well as barometric pressure can also have an influence on the quality of your water. For example, when the barometric pressure drops on cloudy rainy days, naturally occurring sulfur gases in your water tend to release and may cause your water to smell like rotten eggs. A lightning storm can even influence your water quality because a nearby lightning strike can disturb the underground aquifers that feed your well, resulting in water quality AND quantity changes.

What can you do?Weather and Well Water

Water chemistry can change sometimes slightly, other times dramatically, depending on the environment. A simple Standard Water Analysis is an inexpensive way to safeguard your family and to keep you informed about the water you and your family bathe in and drink.  So don’t panic – just test your water to get the facts. Then you can enjoy those May flowers!

We can also test your well water for free for certain minerals! Learn more about water testing