Well Water Test
While municipal water sources (city water) large and small must meet water quality standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you and you alone are responsible for the quality of your well water. Every well is different. They are subject to different contaminants and can produce different volumes of water.
Drinking Well Water
Many wells provide fantastic water for the homes they serve. But remember — you are drinking from a straw in a hole in the ground. You and millions of others. This gives you the freedom to control the quality of your water! In a study conducted by the Water Quality Association (WQA), 61% of the respondents with wells thought someone was testing their water to make sure it was safe. As a well water homeowner, your well is your responsibility only.
Contaminants in your Drinking Water
First and foremost, any hole in the ground that produces water is subject to bacterial contamination. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that well owners test their wells for bacterial contamination (total coliform and e. Coli) annually. Other groups recommend that households with very young children, elderly persons, or individuals with compromised immune systems test every 6 months. These tests are very affordable and Rocky Mountain Water Conditioning can help you with these water tests. An Ultra-Violet treatment system is an answer to ensuring that your well water is safe to drink.
Secondly, some contaminants might not make you sick, but the water would be better without them. When a Rocky Mountain Water Conditioning Certified Water Specialist conducts a free water test, we can tell you about many of those things:
- We can find out how hard your water is and show you how to make it soft. Dry skin, cloudy dishware? Hardness is likely the issue. It is also costing you water heating efficiency, plumbing issues, and more frequently replaced water-using appliances.
- What is your water’s pH? Acidic water — water with pH below 7 is acidic and will cause corrosion that damages plumbing, water heaters, and other water-using appliances.
- Everything turning orange? You’ve got iron in your water. It will make a mess of everything — hair, laundry, fixtures — you name it, iron will make an orange mess of it!
- Other issues can include rotten egg smell, nitrates, uranium, sodium, and radon. Your specific water quality will depend on your well and where you live: the foothills and mountain communities will most likely not have the same water issues as the plains.
Your Free Water Test will help us to identify the most efficient and effective treatment technologies to address your family’s concerns.
Finally, Rocky Mountain Water Conditioning can help you decide, based on your family’s concerns, your wells criteria, and your location if other, laboratory-based tests would be beneficial. We can draw those samples and transport them to the independent laboratory.
Finding out what’s in your well water starts with a free water test performed by a Rocky Mountain Water Conditioning WQA Certified Water Specialist.