By John Cagle – Off The Grid News
Ancient Egyptians depended on them when the Nile River couldn’t provide water that was safe enough to drink. The Roman Empire utilized them to supply the intricate plumbing and sewage system for their capital city. And if not for their efficacy, many desert cities would have succumbed to their surrounding environments long ago.
So what basic utility could possibly stand a test of time so great that it’s still being used today, thousands of years since its inception?
Since the dawn of the ages, mankind has depended on wells to supply them with life-giving water in the harshest of environments. Without the use of water wells, civilizations of the past would have been hard-pressed to supply their communities with potable drinking water that was safe for human consumption.
One of the most remarkable facts about wells is that even after thousands of years of use, they are still being used to supply households and businesses with groundwater for drinking, irrigation and sanitation.
But are today’s wells really that safe for drinking water? What about your family’s water supply? Does your well run the risk of becoming an obsolete hole in the ground, running dry sometime in the foreseeable future and without warning?
If you’re relying on well water to keep your household hydrated, then there are some important things that you need to know, because when it comes to making sure that your family is provided with an adequate water source, nothing is more essential than the condition of your well.