Water Services

Water Services Include: UV Sanitation, Chlorination & Water Softeners
For Ellicottville, Jamestown, Westfield, Mayville, Cuba & Olean, NY

There are several water treatment options available to consumers, each with its own benefits and drawbacks.  Whether you are in a rural area with well water or you are tied into a city water system, there are several common solutions to address bad drinking water. Some of the most common solutions include:

  1. Water filtration: Water filtration systems are designed to remove impurities from the water, such as sediment, chlorine, or bacteria. Filtration systems can be installed at the point of entry, meaning the water enters the house, or point of use, meaning the water is filtered at a specific tap or faucet.
  2. Water softeners: Water softening is the process of removing minerals such as calcium and magnesium from water. Hard water can cause problems such as scale buildup in pipes and appliances and can water softeners remove minerals such as calcium and magnesium that can cause hard water. Water softening systems work by exchanging the minerals for sodium or potassium ions. It is important to note that water softening is not a treatment for waterborne pathogens or other contaminants.
  3. Chlorination: Chlorination can be used to disinfect well water and kill bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. Chlorination involves the addition of chlorine to water to kill bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. Chlorine is a powerful disinfectant and is effective against a wide range of pathogens. This can be done through the use of tablets or liquid chlorine, or through a chlorination system that is installed on the well.
  4. Reverse osmosis: Reverse osmosis is a water treatment process that removes impurities and contaminants by forcing water through a semi-permeable membrane. This process is effective at removing minerals, bacteria, and other contaminants from well water.
  5. Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection: UV (ultraviolet) sanitation uses UV light to kill bacteria, viruses, and other harmful microorganisms in water. It is effective against a wide range of pathogens and does not require the use of chemicals, making it a popular choice for those looking for a chemical-free water treatment option. However, UV sanitation does not remove other contaminants such as minerals, chemicals, or heavy metals. UV systems can be installed on the well or at the point of use.

Which treatment option is best for a given situation depends on the specific needs and concerns of the consumer. For example, UV sanitation may be a good option for those looking for a chemical-free treatment option, while chlorination may be preferred in situations where waterborne pathogens are a significant concern. Water softening may be necessary in areas with hard water, but it does not address other contaminants. At Jones Well Drilling we will test your water and make recommendations on how to best address your specific needs before selecting any water treatment options.

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