Well water Vs. City water
Posted April 17 2011 - 08:31 PM
So my first question: Is 0.24 above normal level really that big of a deal? A filtration system will run me roughly 2.5k Is it worth it?
Second question: Is it worth converting to city water? We have a the lines running by the house.
Thinking long term, these filtration systems need maintenance. They run kind of steep as well. Now, on top of this new system, I need to worry about the pump, tank, salts and god knows what else.
Any thoughts? Any one have a similar problem? Any one change from well to city water?
Thanks in advance...
Posted April 17 2011 - 08:41 PM
Posted April 18 2011 - 12:45 AM
Posted April 18 2011 - 04:55 AM
Avoid a well if you can.
Posted April 18 2011 - 06:43 AM
Posted April 18 2011 - 08:42 AM
Posted April 18 2011 - 08:48 AM
that's what i would do, I would bring the city water for the house, then use the well for your outside water hoses and irrigation,
Posted April 18 2011 - 08:48 AM
for years had brown clay in the water,
after getting a $2000 filter system,
no problems, no hassles,
since its a weekend home, i get service every 2 yrs, at a cost of about $100
full time residence would recomend every year,
and can probably do it yourself,
city water is convenient
but for cost, will you be getting a water bill from your town?
how much to run the line to connect to city water?
if meter is required how much for the meter?
Posted April 18 2011 - 08:53 AM
If they wanted to put me on city water at this point I would fight it tooth and nail.
My well is 30 years old, never gave the previous owners an issues. I will eventually have to replace the pump and workings, but the well itself should give me clean safe water for generations.
Posted April 18 2011 - 09:29 AM
The water comes directly out of the ground unfiltered so I have to run
it through a Brita filter before I drink it, but other than that it's just fine.
Posted April 18 2011 - 10:10 AM
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Posted April 18 2011 - 10:35 AM
I'd do a little checking w the town building inspector. It would be prudent of them to make sure that after they hooked you up that you were a customer and not using the town water as a backup supply. Also I suspect they don't want well water backfeeding into their system. If the outdoor water system was completely separate I don't think there would be an issue w having both.
Posted April 18 2011 - 11:10 AM
The decision as to whether that .24 makes it especially dangerous to you is your call. Are there young children in the house? Are you mixing baby formula with the tap water?
You could get a bottled water dispensor for cooking and drinking water.
Becuase we were selling we had to remediate. I think we ended up paying about $1200 for a filtration system to be installed that took our count from 7PPB to under 2PPB.
For the record I would not give up my well water unless I started glowing green. City water smells dirty and reaks of chlorine if you are used to well water. Is the city water any safer than the extra .24PPB of arsenic??
Good luck with your situation.
Posted April 18 2011 - 11:20 AM
Do you have any sort of filter on your system or did the lab report the results as total or dissolved arsenic? I'm not a water treatment expert, but if that result was for unfiltered watter it might just be sediment getting through. A simple mechanical filter might do the trick rather than one of those expensive ones. You could try it and send off another sample of the filtered water and see how that result comes back. The lab could filter it for you or you might be able to find something for not too much money that you can add on to your tap(s).