If you have well water, when was the last time you had your water tested?
According to the EPA and Connecticut Department of Health (CPH) you should.
Better Homes Inspection of Connecticut can help! We provide water testing for our clients.
Below are the most popular packages in CT and how often the EPA recommends testing.
Below recommendations taken from the CDH web site:
Basic Profile Test = (2-3 day turnaround) At least once a Year and Also test after repair or replacement of your well, pump or water pipes :Test consists of Coliform & E.coli bacteria, Chlorine, Chloride, Fluoride, Nitrite-N, Nitrate-N, Sulfate, pH, Odor, Color, Turbidity, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Total Hardness, Iron, Manganese, Copper
Standard Profile = (2-3 day turnaround) ** Most popular & relevant for CT Test consists of a Basic Profile plus Radon in water, Arsenic, Lead (flush), Uranium
Lead (2 samples; a first draw sample and a flushed sample should be collected when testing for lead in drinking water) At Least Once Also when planning a pregnancy or have a child under 6 years old in the home. If your water is considered corrosive, test every 3-5 years. Lead can leach from your home’s plumbing (pipes, faucets, valves, etc.) system. Corrosive water leaches lead more readily. Lead above the acceptable limit is associated with health concerns. Young children are especially susceptible to harmful effects from lead exposure.
Arsenic, Uranium, Radon : At Least Once Ideally, repeat test every 5 years Arsenic, uranium and radon are naturally occurring in groundwater in some areas of CT and are associated with health concerns above their acceptable limit. Private wells with high levels have been found sporadically around CT, and levels may fluctuate.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) :At Least Once More often if a problem is identified or suspected Gasoline, oil, solvents or industrial chemicals spilled or leaked on the ground could get into your well water. VOCs above their acceptable limit are associated with health concerns.
Fluoride: Every 5 years when a child under 12 is present Fluoride can occur naturally in wells throughout CT. A child’s permanent teeth can become discolored from excess fluoride. Too little fluoride can increase risk of tooth decay. Your child’s dentist will likely ask you about the fluoride level in your well water.
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