Do you know where your water comes from? If you live in a relatively densely-populated area, it’s likely your house is tapped into the local water-supply system, whose big metal mains run underground to and from a municipal water treatment center. But for those who live in rural areas, it’s more common for homeowners to get their supply from wells. Overall, about 15% of Americans get their household water from private wells.
If you’re one of the lucky ones, consider these special considerations when it comes to well-water plumbing.
Well-water would seem to be the more eco-friendly, organic option for a water supply system compared to a municipal service. The homeowner will usually be drawing water from the groundwater aquifer below, thus taking advantage of Mother Nature’s natural filtration system.