Asked by: Yuderka Kerstingerasked in category: General Last Updated: 2nd April, 2020
Is private well water an acceptable source of potable water?
Moreover, is private well water acceptable source of potable water?
Yes, as a private well owner, you are responsible for testing your well to ensure that your well water is safe to drink. A private well uses ground water as its water source. There are many sources of contamination of ground water.
Subsequently, question is, what is an acceptable source of potable water? Tap water has usually been treated by the local municipality to make it potable, but there are times when the supply has been contaminated and you must treat water before using it. Non-potable water is untreated water from lakes, rivers, groundwater, natural springs, and untested ground wells.
Similarly, is private well water potable?
Private wells are not covered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the United States. They regulate to make sure that the water coming from the systems delivered to our home is safe to drink. So this means there is no guarantee that the water that you get from the private wells is safe.
Is boiler water potable water?
A boiler heats up water, turns it into steam and pushes it throughout the home for heating purposes. The water isn't necessarily potable, but can be used to heat pipes within the home's walls, or heat a radiant heat system.