Water Quality in Rural Homes
Water Testing Staten Island – In rural and semi sub-urban areas, the quality of the drinking water should be tested regularly to prevent any ill effects from contaminated water supplies. Monitoring your water quality by having it tested regularly is an important part of maintaining a safe and reliable water source. Since farms and other rural properties tend to draw their water from a private source, such as a lake, river, or well, water quality treatment and filtration systems are not offered by the state or province. It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure the quality of the drinking water.
The agricultural regions are more vulnerable to water pollution at the source than urban regions. Farms and sub-urban areas very near to agricultural regions or that were once agriculturally oriented will often draw from un-monitored water sources that can be contaminated by a variety of means. Farm run-off is the next leading cause of water pollution behind industrial chemicals. Large industrial size farms and even most family owned operations put out large amounts of fertilizer and pesticides and spread them over huge areas of land. The rain drags this toxic mix of poison and bio matter into the drainage ditches which run to the main water body. Frequently, new sub-urban housing developments and old rural communities do not have the expensive filtration systems found in cities and these sources of contamination are not controlled.
Since most people in rural areas rely on private water supplies such as wells, dugouts and ponds, water quality testing will be necessary. Testing the water accurately and thoroughly will give the homeowner a basis of knowledge to tackle the specific source of the problems in the water supply. Furthermore, a firm understanding of the process of water filtration will help to design protections for the water source and prevent potential contaminants from intruding into the water supply.
Since farms will use the water supply for several tasks aside from drinking, it is important to separate the water based on its intended purpose. Obviously, drinking water should be given the highest level of water filtration while uses such as irrigation and livestock watering can undergo less scrutiny.
Since many changes can go undetected, water quality should be tested regularly, especially in rural homes where the water source may not be very well protected. Just because the water looks, smells and tastes the same as it always did does not mean it is entirely unchanged. Most forms of bacteria are invisible to the naked human eye and can only be discovered by a professional experienced in water testing Staten Island and quality analysis. Furthermore, monitoring the water’s quality is necessary to ensure the treatment system is working effectively and providing good quality water.