A contaminated well can put your health and safety at risk, as well as the health and safety of others. But how can you keep your well from becoming polluted? Water, especially that which comes from a well, needs consistent monitoring. Without taking these steps, you could easily end up drinking well water that's not clean. As your local water well drilling company, Pinckney Well Drilling and Geothermal wants to help you stay safe. Here's our advice on how best to protect your water from pollutants.

Schedule well water tests

It's always recommended that well owners schedule routine water tests. This is the best way to ensure water consistency from year to year. However, you should always call for a test if you suspect you've got contaminated water.

Be attentive to activity around your well

Well owners must also be aware of what's happening around their property. Do not dispose of waste around your well. Ensure that runoff flows away from the well by sloping the land. Be cautious and alert to nearby construction. Keep harsh chemicals (such as pesticides and fertilizers) far from the well site. Make sure you're regularly caring for your septic system since septic problems can hurt the quality of your well water. Also, be sure to watch the news for alerts in your area about potential water pollutants.

Need a new well? Don't hesitate to contact a well drilling company

If your well is damaged or isn't working as well as it could, your water could become contaminated. You may need to have a new well drilled. Call a local well drilling business and schedule a consultation. Make sure to let them know about any past issues or concerns you've had regarding water quality.

If you need further advice or water well drilling services, contact Pinckney Well Drilling to see how we can help.