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THE SKILLINGS BLOG

The knowledge center for well drilling, water treatment & testing, FAQs, tips and know-how.

residential wells

  • Drilling a well for your home is one of the most important decisions you as a homeowner will have to make. The well will supply water for drinking, bathing and washing your clothes for years to come. Making sure the well is properly installed at the correct depth and tested accurately for water quality are keys to ensuring a long life for your well.


  • When it comes to selling a home with well water, it’s important to ask is if the well is up to the task of providing enough quality water to meet the homeowner’s needs. Real estate agents should talk to the sellers and find out how old the well is, if there have been water supply issues in the past or if they’ve experienced a well or water pump failure recently. If the answer to any of these is yes, the home could have a low flow problem.


  • The Environmental Protection Agency is tasked with keeping us safe from contaminants in our drinking water. They have established National Primary Drinking Water Standards (NPDWRs) that set mandatory quality standards for a variety of drinking water contaminants. The regulations are legally enforceable and set Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) to protect the public from consuming water that may be a health.


  • Salty potato chips are a treat, but excess salt in your well water is something that should be looked into. Salt can enter ground water and well systems from some sources, from sea foam to road salt. When salt dissolves in water, it breaks up into positively- and negatively-charged sodium and chloride ions. These ions are so common that they are found in every water supply at some level.