It Is Always Recommended To Have The local Municipality Test All Well Water & Related Systems.
- One of the most common concerns involving a home’s water well is the water’s potability. Water that is not potable may pose serious health hazards.
- Have you recently evaluated the condition of your water well?
- The following information will help you do just that.
- Irrigation wells are for the purpose of watering lawns, washing cars, etc. This well is separate from the domestic water supply and the water should be potable, however, some municipalities are lax when it comes to enforcing regulations on irrigation wells.
- A community well is a private well that is shared by two or more properties. These wells are often found in remote developments. There may be a central water treatment plant very often regulated, tested and supervised by the municipality.
- Springs are a naturally flowing source of water. Their source is a water table that is higher than the surface exit point of the water. This is referred to as an artesian well. It is becoming rare to find a spring in use in a private residence, because they are easily contaminated from surface sources and not allowed in most municipalities. Spring water should be tested frequently by the municipality to ensure that it is potable.
Properties converted from wells to public water:
- When a property is converted to a public water source from a well, the well is sometimes retained for irrigation purposes. The well water must be physically separated (i.e. the pipe completely separated) from the domestic water supply. The water from the well should still be potable and tested periodically, in the event that it is inadvertently used for drinking water.