Most water wells provide property owners with clean, potable water; however, there is always a chance that any system can become polluted by contaminants. Even if the water from your well appears to be crystal clear to the naked eye, it can still contain microbes, fungi or bacteria that can be harmful to your health. On the other hand, water that has an unpleasant odour or taste is not necessarily unhealthy to drink. The only way to be certain of water quality is to have the water properly tested.
In conjunction with our professional home inspections, Wilcox Inspections Inc collects water samples for lab analysis from homes that rely on well water systems for their drinking water. This includes testing for both bacteria and for water chemistry.
Many experts, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) and wellowner.org recommend that property owners who are on well water systems have their well water tested annually for bacteria, nitrates and contaminants of local concern. More frequent testing may be indicated if: