Q: I have a client who is considering purchasing a home "in the woods" far from a municipal water source, and in an area where wells are difficult to drill. The only source of water in the area is from the pond (2 to 3 acres in size)located on the property. (All of the other properties in that area get their water supply from ponds.)
My clients are not sure they are comfortable with "water from the pond" for drinking, cooking, and cleaning.
What are your thoughts? Can pond water be treated in a way to make it as safe, or safer, than tap water?
A: Hi Steve,
Yes we do have several customers especially in Trafalgar and Morgantown area that do have their homes fed by water from ponds or lakes. We can treat this water to make it bacteria free and remove any iron, tannins, or other problem waters. We can specifically design systems to treat the water. The drinking of the water can be reached however if any of the equipment were to fail then the reverse osmosis system could not be trusted to remove the bacteria. The ultimate result is we can chlorinate the water and get the water very good to use for showering, cleaning and everyday usuage, however we would recommend bottled water to for drinking and ice for peace of mind. Please let me know if you have any other questions. We can be reached at 317-889-6829 and ask for Dave or Tom. Thank you for your inquiry.