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Private well owners are responsible for the safety of their water. The Environmental Protection Agency does not regulate or enforce legal limits of contaminants found in private wells. It is up to the well owner to test and treat for these contaminants to ensure the safety and wellbeing of those using water from that source. Along with the common complaints amongst private well owners regarding the taste, smell, and appearance of their well water, that water could also contain levels of contaminants such as radioactive substances, metals or fluoride, agricultural chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, and the list goes on. The U.S. Geological Survey released a report in 2009 finding that almost one-fourth of private domestic wells contain levels of these potentially harmful contaminants.
According to the Environmental Working Group, Substances found in groundwater and surrounding mineral deposits include:
When should I have my water tested?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend regular mechanical maintenance & testing your well every spring. Regular testing is recommended because contaminant levels can change over time. You should also test your well:
What should I do if contaminants are detected?
The Hans Premium Water appliance removes the following contaminants:
*Chloroform surrogate test includes the following chemicals: alachlor, atrazine, benzene, carbofuran, carbon tetrachloride, chloropicrin, dibromochloropropane, o-dichlorobenzene, p-dichlorobenzene, 1,2-dichloroethane, trans-1,2-dichloroethylene, 1,2-dichloropropane, cis-1,3-dichloropropylene, dinoseb, endrin, ethylbenzene, ethylene dibromide, haloacetonitriles, bromochloroacetonitrile, dibromoacetonitrile,
dichloroacetonitrile, trichloroacetonitrile, haloketones, 1,1-dichloro-2-propanone 1,1,1-trichloro-2-propanone, heptachlor, heptachlor epoxide, hexachlorobutadiene, hexachlorocyclopentadiene, lindane, methoxychlor, pentachlorophenol, simazine, styrene, 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane, tetrachloroethylene, toluene 1, 2,4,5-TP, tribromoacetic acid, 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, 1,1,2-trichloroethane, trichloroethylene, trihalomethanes, chloroform, bromoform, bromodichloromethane, chlorodibromomethane, and xylenes.
The HANS™ Premium Water Appliance purifies your water ….
In addition to purifying your water to better-than-bottled-water quality from every tap in your home, a HANS™ unit will render your water softener useless without the hassle, cost, and negative environmental impact of salt, which leads to brine discharge back into your septic system, discharged underground into a drywell, or piped out of the building to the ground surface.
Where can I find additional resources?
* All health risk information provided in the above contaminant lookup utility is provided by the Environmental Working Group. More information can be found at EWG.org.
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