Beautiful fall colors are making their way to the South Carolina Lowcountry. While the leaves are beautiful to look at, they can cause problems. You know they can clog up your gutters, but did you know they can also affect your water quality? Here are some interesting facts from Pinckney Well Drilling on this problem and the benefits of water filtration.
- Leaf debris contains more than you think. While leaves are naturally biodegradable, fallen leaves can also transfer phosphorus, nitrogen, and other substances into the ground – and what goes into the ground winds up in your well water. Leaf debris can even create a harmful algae blooms in your water supply.
- How can you protect your well? The most important thing you can do is to clean up leaves on your property. When you dispose of them, move them to an area that’s far away from your well. If you live in a neighborhood, encourage those around you to join in this practice, too. That way everyone’s well water will be purer.
- Water filtration systems are a great solution. Investing in a whole house water filtration system is another great way to protect your water quality. One of the many benefits of water filtration is that it acts as a first line of safety for your water supply. The system you choose will ensure that only the purest water comes out of the tap for drinking, cooking, showering, and other household uses.
If you suspect any type of impurities may be in your water, call Pinckney Well Drilling for a free water analysis. You can rely on our well drilling company in South Carolina to help you get the best water possible for your family. Contact us today for service in Charleston, Bluffton, Beaufort, Hilton Head, Kiawah, and surrounding areas of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.