Well Water System Without A Storage Tank

I am asked this question often enough that I decided to turn it into a blog post. When pulling water from a lake, stream or well a pump must be used to transport the water to our faucets and appliances. Mandatory for the pump is to be able to deliver sufficient pressure for enjoyable household use. The first step in designing a water system from a non-pressurized source, also called…

IRON MAN

Iron is a nagging problem for many Americans. Largely resigned to well water, iron causes red staining of tubs, sinks and fixtures, it fouls and ruins hot water tanks, stains clothing, leaves spots on dishes, windows, and vehicles, and makes water smell and taste bad. Anyone who has iron in their drinking water does not have to be told or see a test for it. The telltale signs are universally…

How Safe Is My Well Water?

Well water, or more accurately groundwater that is pumped up by way of a well, has been for centuries considered a very safe source of drinking water. In my hometown of Memphis for instance, all of our drinking water comes from wells that have been drilled into a magnificent and large naturally occurring aquifer. This aquifer is protected by a natural clay layer that contains the water and actually applies…