National Groundwater Awareness Week: When Was the Last Time You Inspected Your Well?

February 15, 2021 | Well Inspections, Well Water Testing

When it comes to your well, ensuring that the groundwater that supplies it with water remains a healthy and sustainable source is crucial. For this reason, the National Ground Water Association and the Groundwater Foundation have announced that this year’s National Groundwater Awareness Week begins on March 7th and runs through March 13th. 

Since 1999, the GWAW has marked the time to promote responsible development, use, and groundwater management across commercial and residential properties. Organizers use this week to advocate for awareness and policies on a local, state, and national level to help protect the groundwater that supplies many communities and their wells with water. Over the week, the NGWA promotes access to educational resources and opportunities to speak up in their communities about the ongoing state of the groundwater in their area. 

What Your Low Yielding Well Can Tell You About Your Groundwater

Part of GWAW is the ongoing efforts to have people regularly test and monitor their wells. If your well has begun underperforming and providing you a lower yield, it could potentially be a problem with your groundwater. You’ll want to regularly check your well water system to ensure that it functions the way it should. With everything from the construction of the well itself to the type of aquifer it draws the water from, your well is a complex system that relies on groundwater’s healthy supply to get the job done. Now that you know how and why your well and groundwater aren’t producing as before, how can you help boost the yield and protect the groundwater supply? 

How Well Manager Can Help

While testing your groundwater to ensure that it maintains a high quality remains critical, you also want to give the groundwater and your well time to replenish its supply. The question becomes how to increase the water pressure from your well without negatively affecting the groundwater. With the help of a Well Manager ® system, you can better manage your water needs and allow for enough time for your well to replenish itself from the groundwater. 

With GWAW swiftly approaching, now is the time to schedule tests for your well water systems. Once you determine your well and groundwater quality, you can begin to take steps to ensure that your home and groundwater work together to meet your water needs without overtaxing your well. Protecting the groundwater that supplies your home with fresh and clean water is of the utmost importance. 

Contact Well Manager to learn more about how our Well Manager® system works in conjunction with a well pump pressure switch and the other water solutions we offer!