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Well Water Testing

We offer a number of Testing packages for the private well owner. From a basic Bacteriological Analysis to a more comprehensive set of analyses. These custom analyses packages are designed around the most common analytical requests received from clients. It should be noted however, that no amount of testing will guarantee the absolute safety of your drinking water. What is required, is a through understanding of the circumstances affecting your source water. Both the EPA and CDC have an exceptional wealth of information on Drinking Water Quality.

Following package is recommended: 

  • Bacteriological (Total Coliform/ E.coli) - 
  • General Minerals packages (Hardness, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Alkalinity, Hydroxide, Carbonate, Bicarbonate, Chloride, Fluoride,  Nitrate, Nitrite, Sulfate, pH, Specific Conductance (E.C.), Total Filterable Residue (TDS)  - 
  • Inorganic Chemical packages  (Al, Sb, Ba, Be, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Mn, Hg, Ni, Se, Ag, Tl, Zn)

How often should I test my well water? - Private well water should be tested at least once a year. However, additional testing is recommended if: 

  • there has been a significant and sudden change in smell, taste, or color of your water
  • You have a shallow well.
  • You have had recent repair, damage, or flooding near your well
  • You are buying a new home
  • You are expecting a baby
  • A household member is immunocompromised

If tests indicate any problems with your well water, take action to address the issue and retest your well when finished.  Contact your local laboratory or health department to learn more about remediation measure you can take.

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