Well water is filtered naturally and does not contain the chlorine, fluoride, and other chemicals that can be found in municipal water. This does not mean that it is without risk.
A well that is too close to the surface can become contaminated with microorganisms. Depending on the local area, groundwater may contain copper, nitrates, nitrites, and other contaminants. Many of the contaminants that are cause for concern can easily go undetected. They are colorless, odorless, and tasteless.
Contaminated well water can cause a variety of health symptoms including gastrointestinal issues, fever, nausea, and long-term illness. High levels of minerals and alkaline can cause scaling and damage to pipes, fixtures, and water-using appliances.
Our Well Water Test Kit is a great screening test to help determine the quality of your water. Understanding and knowing which contaminants to test for is the first step to making sure your family’s drinking water is safe. The easy to use tests will give you results within 10 minutes, with the exception of the bacteria test which takes 48 hours for full results. There’s no need for expensive equipment or to mail samples to a lab. Each test is calibrated to the EPA standards. Once you have your results, compare them to the EPA recommendations and guidelines for water quality limits.
Remember to test your well water at least once a year. Additional testing is recommended after excessive flooding or disturbances to the soil near your well. A change in taste, color, and smell are also an indication that the water should be tested for contamination.
Know what you and your family are drinking with our eight, easy-to-use well water tests offered in one convenient kit.