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3 Essential Water Testing Options for Wells June 19, 2018

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3 Essential Water Testing Options for Wells, Bremerton, Washington

If you’re going to get your water from a private well, it’s important to be sure the liquid is safe to drink and free of harmful contaminants. There are a few different ways that well water can become contaminated, which is why there are also multiple options for water testing. Here are a few of the top ways you can make sure that your own supply is completely safe.

Important Water Testing for Wells

1. pH Testing

A water’s pH is the level of acidity it contains, which can impact how it tastes, smells, looks, and interacts with other materials. A simple analysis of the water can show whether the water is especially acidic or basic. If the levels are too high or too low, it can wear away at your pipes or make you sick.

2. Testing for Coliforms

water testingColiforms are a type of bacteria that originate in the digestive systems of certain animals and can sometimes get into water supplies. Once consumed, they can lead to serious illnesses like dysentery or hepatitis. A WQI test will locate the presence of these organisms.

3. Nitrate Tests

Nitrates can be found in everything from food to fertilizer, and a small amount in water is not necessarily harmful. However, higher levels than normal can sometimes seep into the water through the ground around it or polluted storm runoff, and an excessive amount can potentially lead to illness.

 

If you need water testing or any other type of water systems or well maintenance, the professionals at Coolwater Drilling in Bremerton, WA, can help. The company has served residents in Shelton and Mason counties for 40 years. Whether you need well drilling or regular maintenance, call (360) 830-9005 or visit them online to learn more about their services.

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