Water is the Universal Solvent that can dissolve more substances than any other liquid and holds on to these substances such as iron, manganese, calcium, lead, nitrates, arsenic, etc. Well water passes through the surface of the ground and different layers of bedrock and sands, picking up minerals along the way.
Municipal water is surface water (river), or sometimes well water, that by government standards has to be disinfected to positively remove harmful bacteria and protozoa. However, this chemical process leaves the residue of the chemicals (chlorine and ammonia) in the water. These chemicals add corrosiveness to the water passing through distribution lines. Older homes are more susceptible to the lead contamination from old public and private infrastructure due the to possibilities of lead in copper and solders used decades ago. Even new standards allow a certain amount of lead in faucets, piping, and fittings that could leach in your water. Haynes Well and Pump Service offers a fourth generation of family water well providers with resources to filter and process out harmful contaminants and save your wallet and the environment from the inconvenience of consuming bottled water. Why wait, call Dallas Haynes at 540-382-8251 or visit us in our booth at the New River Valley Home Expo the second weekend in March at the Montgomery County Recreation Center in Christiansburg!