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How Does a Well Water Filtration System Work?

If you depend on a private well for your household water supply, your water quality issues are likely to be different from those of homeowners whose water comes from a municipal source. This is because public water supplies are treated to meet federal drinking water standards. Although municipally treated water can still create problems for homeowners—with hard water being one of the most common—consumers who depend on municipally treated water supplies can generally assume their water is safe to drink and bathe in.

Unfortunately, that’s not the case for homeowners who get their drinking water from a private well. For this reason, the real question for these homeowners is not how a well water filtration system works but how to get effective well water treatment that addresses both health and safety issues as well as other types of water quality problems.

Start With Expert Home Water Testing

The key to solving any water quality problem is testing that reveals exactly what’s in the water that flows through the pipes in your home. You might be amazed at how different the results of well water testing can be from one home to the next, even among neighbors. Depending on the test results, your well water may require:


If water analysis detects the presence of harmful bacteria, you’ll need a chemical treatment—typically a chlorine additive—to make your water safe for consumption.

Water Softening

“Hard water” describes water with a high concentration of dissolved calcium and magnesium, and those are the culprits behind the crusty deposits you see on your faucets and the filmy, hard-to-scrub stains on your dishes. You’ll need a water softening system that replaces the problem minerals with sodium or potassium.

Filtration Systems

Well water often presents additional challenges, including high levels of hydrogen sulfide, or “sulfur water.” If this describes your well water, you may cringe every time you turn on the tap, as an obnoxious smell fills the air. A well water filtration system is the solution to this type of water quality problem.

If you’re a homeowner in Austin, San Antonio, or the Rio Grande Valley and you’re concerned about your well water, you can feel confident turning to Sweetwater Home Services for assistance. We’ve been helping homeowners throughout Central Texas solve their water quality problems since our founding in 1987, and our services start with a free in-home water test. Contact us today to get started.

  • 1724 Cheddar Loop Road Austin, Texas 78728
  • Phone: 512-837-2488
  • 3300 Nacogdoches Road Suite 200 San Antonio, Texas 78217
  • Phone: 210-650-4000
  • 2709 Mid Valley Drive
    Weslaco, Texas 78599
  • Phone: 956-421-3444


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