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Old 04-28-2008, 01:34 PM
 
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Question Home well water in Cape Coral any comments?

Looking at the real estate listings many have wells and septic sewers.
The well water is my main concern as to safety and taste.
Any info would be appreciated

Thanks
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:05 PM
 
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I don't live in the Cape-I live in Naples and have been on well water since 1988.

Things I have learned:
-Don't be cheap on well quality. Sulfur well is WAY better than iron but more expensive as you have to drill deeper. Worth the extra money no question about it.

-There is a wide assortment of filters, softners etc and much depends on the specific contaminants in your water. This is no place to be cheap. Have the water tested by someone reputable and independent. If you purchase the bare minimum to pass inspection you will likely be disappointed. See what the neighbors have.

-Reverse osmosis is generally the best. A whole house system would be ideal but this is VERY expensive. Many, including myself, have an RO faucet added on to the kitchen sink for cooking and drinking.

-It is nice not getting a water bill but one repair to your water system will easily cost the equivalent of several months from a city water system.
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:43 PM
 
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Looking at the real estate listings many have wells and septic sewers.
The well water is my main concern as to safety and taste.
Any info would be appreciated

Thanks
If you are looking in NE or NW, no fears of dealing with well water b/c you'll be socked with a $18k assessment to put in city water/sewer over the next few years. If you can't pay it, the city will just put a lein on your home.

I highly suggest personally calling the city offices directly to get specific info on water/sewer assessments in Cape Coral.

Here's the link to the city to get info: City of Cape Coral > Home
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:21 AM
 
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I live in the NE Cape and have a well. The taste is TERRIBLE. The smell is even worse. Without filters & chemicals, the water smells like rotten eggs. A local well company informed me that some areas are worse than others (and I just happen to be in one of the worst areas). I have filters on all faucets that I drink & shower from to mask the smell, but the taste is still terrible.

I HIGHLY recommend getting a property with city water. You'll also avoid the assessments that the previous poster mentioned.
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:56 PM
 
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Thanks to all for info.

Slash
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:25 AM
 
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I've had well water for 14 years and not bad. You have to keep the aerator clean and the softener working. Most of the older houses didn't have deep wells and you will get the rotten egg smell. We had that before we moved in here in a rental and it was not pleasant when windows were open. I do buy bottled water to drink and cook tho. My RO broke awhile ago and never got a new one. You can get your water tested to make sure, but I still never drink it.
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:06 PM
 
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