Notes on Well Water

Notes from the things I'm working on at the moment.

Notes on Well Water


The well water system, atleast in our house, consists of the following components:

  • The Well - Source for the ground water
  • Motor - this gets the water into the house
  • Pressure Tank - gives pressure to the water entering the house
  • Filters - depending on your water content, a set of filters in series purifies the water before sending it to the house
    • Sedement Filter: - This comes first, and removes the largest particles in the water (~25um)
    • Active Carbon: - We don’t have this yet, but from what I am reading, this removes smell in the water (like sulfur) if the amount is small enough.
    • Water Softener: - This removes hard minerals from the water, and the outcoming water is softer and easier on our skin

The plumbing, in our house atleast, uses PVC piping.