- Families with wells should test their water on a quarterly basis. It doesn’t matter how deep or how new your well is, you are still going have to test for microbes like E. coli, feces’, pesticides, herbicides and rust.
- You won’t know if your well water is tainted until your family gets sick. Most wells aren’t tested even on a yearly basis. Even a snake drowning in your well water can cause infants massive diarrhea. This happened to my son when we was six weeks old. This caused major dehydration and we almost lost him. Over six million people a year become sick from contaminated groundwater in the United States.
- Seasonal flooding and heavy rains introduce infectious agents in water.
Anytime groundwater is substantial even newer wells aren’t safe from runoff. If you are living near a dairy, farms, wildlife, storm sewage overflow or septic systems you will have issues with over contaminated groundwater.
- Shock chlorination isn’t a long-term solution.
Microbes like Giardia and Cryptosporidium (diarrhea disease & can be deadly) which are chlorine-resistant. There is a way to remove chlorine and protect your family from bacteria and viruses. You won’t be able to taste or smell Microbes in water, you will need a home water purification system. You can fix a failed water test with chlorine but it is not a permanent fix. A safe water test today doesn’t guarantee a safe test tomorrow. You can get a free water analysis and a cost analysis for a home water purification solution in Boise, Idaho or contact Analytical Labs direct. Bacteria in well water is dangerous to your health especially your children’s health. Remember to do a yearly check. If you live near dairies or farmland consider testing twice a year.