Thursday, January 3, 2013

Bad Water

Well yesterday I went to the USDA office in town, and asked to look at a geological map that shows how deep the water table is, and what kind of stone is you have to go through to get to it. When I first walked in to ask about looking at one of these maps, and when asked why I simply said "I am building a off grid log house, and I am wanting to drill a well for my own use". At that point the ladies there in the office were looking at me like was a mad man or something, "What do you have against county water?" asked one of the ladies. "I just don't like my water tasting like pool water." I replied.

 After a few minutes, they finally found a geological map, but I think it's the first time in years that those maps have seen the light of day (judging by all the dust that was on them). When we found the farm, it said that the water table was around 360 to 380 feet down (and with that map being almost 45 years old it might be deeper),the stone was Warshaw Limestone, and that the water was Sulfur water. :(

So with that being said, I won't be drilling/digging a well, so I am going to have to figure out a better source of clean water. Right now I am looking at different designs for a rain catch system that will clean the water of any contaminants.

1 comment:

Miss Tine said...

We had to drill that far down for my well here in upstate NY, because it was a drought the year we drilled it. Our water was sulfur too, and extremely hard (so much so that if you dipped a glass in water and let it dry, it would leave a powdery film on the glass). So we got a culligan guy to come over and he tested our water and they said we had the hardest water he had ever seen! The sulfur smell was horrible. We had a system installed with a water filtration tap for drinking water put on our kitchen sink, and have been amazed at how great the water is now. So don't give up hope about having your own well. I hate the taste of "pool water" too!!