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Well And Ground Water – Natural Water From The Earth?

Fifteen percent of Americans use wells, artificial reservoirs and springs as their main source of drinking water. Currently, no regulatory agencies or experts are overseeing the quality and source of this water before it is pumped through the pipes and into your home.  Although often unaware of it or unwilling to be accountable, the well owner is responsible for ensuring the well is built properly and the water’s contaminant level is at an acceptable degree.

One-half of our countries drinking water comes from ground water, which is an accumulation of rain, melting snow and waste water run-off.  This water is used for public drinking systems.  Ground water always contains contaminants and natural impurities. The effects of pollution on this rain and melting snow further contaminate this water supply.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) some of these “natural contaminants” include chlorides, arsenic, boron and radon – a gas formed by the breakdown of radioactive uranium.  Ground and well water is also littered with byproducts of human activity and can contain fertilizers, animal manures, herbicides, insecticides and pesticides.

Another deadly contaminant is Fluorosilicic acid. This is a waste product of the phosphate fertilizer industry and contains toxins such as arsenic, lead and radioactive materials. According to Dr. J. William Hirzy, EPA scientist,  If the stuff gets out into the air, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the river, it’s a pollutant, if it gets into a lake, it’s a pollutant; but if it goes right straight into your drinking water system, it’s not a pollutant. That’s amazing!

In particular concern to those who use well water, one must also consider poorly built and closely located septic systems, the leaking of abandoned underwater pipes and structures, storm water drains that leak chemicals and the chemical spills and waste from local industrial sites.

The EPA confirms that all 50 states have been found to have ground water contamination.

You must protect yourself from these contaminants – your life depends on it.

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