Water Treatment FAQs

Partridge Well Drilling would be happy to test your water, survey your site and work with you to develop a custom water treatment solution. Please call our office with any questions or to schedule a free water analysis.

FAQ for Water Treatment

Q: Can I drink the water from an irrigation well?

A: Yes, as long as the well meets the domestic well setback required of 75 ft from a sanitary hazard.

Q: Do I need water treatment?

A: It depends on several factors. The depth, location, and type of well will have a large impact on the mineral content of the water. For many types of wells and locations, Partridge Well Drilling can estimate what the mineral content will be based on the knowledge we have gained from drilling thousands of wells in the area. However, There can be local fluctuations and except for Floridian Aquifer wells mineral content cannot be guaranteed.

Personal comfort levels and preference can also effect the decision to add water treatment. Water can be enhanced in different ways. Partridge Well Drilling will be happy to work with you to find a level of treatment that will address any concerns you may have about your water.

Q: What are typical well water issues that might require treatment?

  1. Hydrogen Sulfide, many times referred to as sulfur, is a gas with a rotten egg odor. It will add an objectionable taste and odor to the water even at low levels. It is also corrosive and can damage air conditioning coils and other appliances.
  2. Iron is a mineral that will leave reddish brown stains that are hard to remove.
  3. Hardness in water is mainly made up of compounds of calcium and magnesium. Hard water will leave white chalky build up and stains around faucets, dishwashers, shower doors cookware, and other appliances.
  4. Iron or sulfate reducing bacteria can sometimes be present in the water. It can give the water a bad taste and smell.

Q: What are my treatment options?

  1. Water Softeners – Used for removing iron and hardness from the water. They exchange sodium or potassium for the hardness and iron in the water.
  2. Hydrogen Peroxide Injection System – Used to treat hydrogen sulfide.
  3. Chlorination Systems – Used to treat hydrogen sulfide and help keep aerators clean.
  4. Reverse Osmosis – Used to provide high quality drinking water.

Q: Where would water treatment equipment be installed?

  1. There are several locations where water treatment equipment could be installed. Near the pumping equipment, inside the garage and near the home are common locations. Some factors to consider are availability of power, drain water options, and separating irrigation water from treated water.
  2. Some homes are plumbed with a water softener loop which will separate hose bib water from treated water.

Q: Can I treat my irrigation water?

A:  Generally irrigation water is difficult to treat due to the large volumes needed. Selecting the appropriate well is the best way to keep irrigation water from staining.