Many homes in Florida are supplied by private well water for use in drinking and domestic purposes. A dug and bored well contains groundwater seeped through rains; however, along with it there are chemicals, heavy metals, bacteria, and other contaminants that get mixed through different sources. Hence, periodic well water testing is essential to check its usability. This is because minerals, bacteria, and chemicals present in groundwater in excess quantities make the water hard and unfit for drinking and domestic use. Now you may ask, when should a well water test be performed?
The environmental protection agency (EPA) suggests yearly well water testing for a total percentage of coliform bacteria, nitrate, pH level, heavy metals such as iron, zinc, and total dissolved solids. Here why:
You should know if your well water is suitable for drinking. A water potability test will check for the presence of bacteria, such as E.coli and coliform, lead, nitrate, nitrite and turbidity.
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