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In an effort to increase the safety of drinking water from residential wells there are a number of water treatment systems now widely available to homeowners. The type of treatment system you choose will depend upon the actual contaminants found in your local well water and your desired filtration setup. Test your well water annually to ensure you're treating the right contaminant with the right water treatment system.

Sometimes in life, it is the little things that make all the difference.

It is true when adding spices to chili and also true with a small part of your well water system. The well cap - that part that covers the well casing which is sticking out of the ground – plays a vital role in keeping your family and you safe from contaminants in your water.

Depending on the depth of your well and its age, you may be surprised to find that localized drought conditions can have an impact on your ability to get water. While it is common for water levels to fluctuate mildly between rainy seasons and dry seasons, most wells are placed at a depth that accounts for this action. A lengthy period of drought can reduce the level of water in your well beyond the level of your pump, making it impossible to get water. 

One of Skillings and Sons own has been quoted in a regional newspaper talking about water restrictions.

In a July 29th article of the Boston Globe, Roger Skillings spoke against putting water restrictions on homeowners who use wells. Mr. Skillings is the owner of Skillings and Sons as well as the former president of the Massachusetts Ground Water Association. 

The term “fracking” has been in the news a lot lately, with people discussing the pros and cons of using hydraulic fracturing when drilling for natural gas. What few people know is that a completely different kind of fracking is being used to improve home water supply flow. If your water pressure has diminished or your well runs out of water, it may be a good candidate for hydrofracking.