Annual Water Testing
Annual well water testing can uncover contamination. There are many water treatment options available to address most contaminant issues. Some commonly occurring contaminants may include:
- Naturally occurring compounds like arsenic and radon
- Heavy metals like lead
- Nitrates or nitrites - This is naturally-occurring contaminant originates from animal and farm waste, flooded or malfunctioning sewers and septic systems, and wastewater.
- Iron or sulfur bacteria that causes staining or foul odors like sulfur or "rotten egg smell"
- Excess mineralization that causes hard water
- pH – Your pH level indicates how acidic or basic your water is. When the pH level is out of balance it can change how the water looks and tastes. As was seen in Flint Michigan, pH levels that are too low or too high can cause corrosive water, which damages pipes, and will cause heavy metals like lead to become immersed in your drinking water.
Some issues are easy to spot, some require testing through a certified lab. Water treatment options from UV light to distillation, ozone, and filtration can alleviate many of these contaminants. If you get water from a private well, you are responsible for testing the quality of your water supply. Annual preventative maintenance ensures safe, clean drinking water for you and your family.