The Quality of Water at Your Northwoods Cabin
Does your cabin in the northwoods have all the comforts of home? Is the water quality as good as what you’d expect at your full-time residence or are you settling for less at your cabin?
When you head to your retreat for some well deserved rest and relaxation, you don’t want to have to look at ugly rust stains in the plumbing fixtures or deal with water that smells like rotten eggs. Just because it is a vacation home does not mean you have to settle for poor water quality. This is Wisconsin, not a foreign country… you shouldn’t have to be afraid to drink the water from your own cabin’s well!
That’s why many northwood cabin owners have decided to have a water treatment system installed at their cabin or vacation home. “Rusty” water with a high iron content can stain and give off an odor, and hard water causes lime scale to stick to faucets and porcelain and requires the use of extra soap or cleaning products. Nitrates can truly make the water unsafe to drink, especially for pregnant mothers.
These as well as a multitude of other water problems are treatable with water conditioners that are installed right where the water enters the cabin or home, and/or with filtration systems that can be put in place to produce drinking water at a special tap at the sink or via the water feed line to the refrigerator.
Maher Water Corporation, a Stevens Point-based water treatment company that has been serving the northwoods for several decades, has service plans available specifically to meet the needs of vacation home owners. Seasonal rentals of water conditioners are one possibility, or for those who want to own their water treatment system, they can leave the service of the units to Maher Water including start-up at the beginning of the vacation season so the water quality is fine for the cabin owner when they arrive at their home away from home.
To find out what type of water treatment system is best for your cabin, you can have your water tested for free. Maher Water Corporation has certified water specialists on staff who will meet you at your cabin and do a water test and give you an estimate. You can also bring a sample of the water from your vacation home to their store location in either Stevens Point or Minocqua (7541 Hwy. 51 South). Minocqua store hours are Thursday-Saturday from 10 AM until 2 PM.