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Old 03-06-2010, 11:08 PM
 
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I am relocating to the fort worth area here in the next few months and some of the areas we have found have properties that have well water. I grew up with it in the Chicago area and it was very hard with a lot of iron in the water. Very hard on pipes, washing machines.clothes,etc??? How is the quality of the well water here and what are the negatives?? Thanks
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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We have well water and it is hard with more calcium than iron. Most of our neighbors have water softeners, we don't. We do have a sand separator and water filter on our fridge.
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:01 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Most wells around Ft. Worth are artisian wells with soft water and good taste. I've lived in various places around Ft. Worth off and on for a long time as well as other places around the U.S. and Texas and the water around Ft. Worth is some of the best I've ever tasted with one or two exceptions like Rhome, north of Ft. Worth.
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:56 PM
 
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I live west o' the west-o-plex and have a well -- only trouble is hard water that is mostly controlled by a softener system. I learned the hard way that you don't put dark tile in your shower. We initially had a sand problem, but that settled down after the first year, plus we have a filter.
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:11 AM
 
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while I don't have a well--I think that the water quality depends to certain extent on the individual well
this area has wide range of geological formation/elevation
wells in some areas might have to be deeper than other locations and might draw from different water tables
so it varies by area--
you could probably get some info by calling the county agricultural agent in a specific area
The Urban Rancher
that link is on the state link for Tx county ag service
most agents in their counties are very familiar with the types of soil for gardening, plants that are best suited for growing, and I am sure that extends into a knowledge of the water table...
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Greater PDX
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My folks live SW of Ft Worth and their well water has a bit of a sulphur smell to it. Very noticable at first but you get used to it.

Also, all the natrual gas drilling that has gone on has apparently lowered the water table in their neck of the woods which has reduced the water availability. Do look into that and make sure the wells are deep enough if there is gas drilling in the vicinity.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:59 AM
 
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good point about the involvement of drilling for gas and the water table--
as well as salt water disposal wells and how those might affect local water tables
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