Depending on where you live, you are more likely to experience certain water issues over others. Because no two places of the earth are quite alike, testing your water annually (for private water sources) is crucial.
In previous posts, we have mentioned characteristics of hard water, soft water, nitrates, etc. Below are some possible water conditions and how you might recognize them.
Does your household plumbing contain lead?
Test for: pH, lead and copper
Do you live near a landfill, dump, gas station, dry-cleaning operation?
Test for: total dissolved solds, pH, metals, chloride, volatile organic compouds, sulfate
Do you have scaly residue? soap that wont lather?
Test for: Hardness of water
Do you live near farms or heavy agricultural areas?
Test for: Pesticides, coloiform bacteria, Nitrate
As the EPA states, "Test private water supplies annually for nitrate and coliform bacteria to detect contamination problems early. Test them more frequently if you suspect a problem. Be aware of activities in your watershed that may affect the water quality of your well, especially if you live in an unsewered area."
To schedule a test for your Connecticut residents, call our team at (860) 684-5349.