Bore water can be suitable for a wide range of uses, including drinking, doing laundry and doing dishes, among other common household uses. You can also use the water for irrigation and filling up your swimming pools. Whether or not you can actually put the bore water to these uses depend on the quality of the water. After successful bore water drilling, the driller will collect samples for water quality testing. Here is a look at a few things to keep in mind in order to reduce the risk of contaminating your bore water;
1. Work With Professionals
Choose a licensed and experienced company for your bore water drilling project. Such a crew will have expert knowledge on how to go about the construction to ensure that the process itself doesn't lead to contamination. Experts will also ensure that they choose a site that is not too close to a wastewater system. Professional drillers will also construct a protective cover. A concrete slab around the bore that's sloping away from the bore will also ensure that water drains away.
2. Watch Your Chemical Use
The chemicals in fertilisers, insecticides and pesticides may contaminate your bore water. Depending on the type of chemicals and their strength, this contamination may make the water very unsafe for certain purposes such as drinking. As a rule, do not use such chemicals near the bore. If you must, ensure that you select products that are not too concentrated, and even then, use them sparingly.
3. Maintain Your Septic System
As mentioned, distance from wastewater systems is a factor during bore water drilling. However, contamination is still likely if you do not put enough effort into ensuring that your septic system is well-maintained. Take care of your septic system to ensure that there are no leakages that may find their way into the bore.
4. Clean Up Fast
Accidents can happen at any time. Accidental chemical and fuel spills near the bore can cause serious contamination if you do not act fast in cleaning them up. Contamination from such spills can span over a very long time, which is why looking at the bigger picture, you should not hesitate to pay for professional help in cleaning up the spills.
While there are effective bore water treatment options, prevention is always best. The highlighted pointers and more will help in reducing the risk of contamination of your bore water.