Posts Categorized: Water Contaminants

What you should know about purchasing a home with a Water Well?

Weather you are a first time homeowner or this is just your first time purchasing a home with a drilled water well as the main water source there are 3 main tests that are imperative to preform to ensure you are protecting your investment. Home inspectors are phenomenal at inspecting all aspects of the structure… Read more

Can Copper Ingestion Through Water Be Linked To Alzheimer’s Disease?

In 2013, a study was conducted by the University of Rochester Medical Center that linked copper to Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s Disease is a form of dementia that worsens over time and affects cognitive thinking, memory and behavior. Alzheimer’s Disease affects more than 5 million Americans, and is the sixth leading cause of death in the… Read more

I’m buying a home and the Water Well system tested positive to Bacteria???

I’m buying a home and the well tested positive for Bacteria ???? One of the most common calls we get in the Northeast Water Wells office is that either during real estate transfer or during routine testing it was discovered that bacteria is present in the well. This sounds very scary and it is, its… Read more

Do You Have Iron In Your Water?

It is fairly common for someone to find iron in their well water. This is especially true in the New England area. The effects of iron being in your plumbing really come down to the amount of iron that is found in your water. Types of Iron and Levels Ferrous Iron is also known as… Read more

Manganese in Your Water: What to Know

Manganese is something that can be found naturally in rocks and soil. This mineral is also sometimes found in your drinking water and while it won’t hurt you, it can be somewhat annoying. According to the EPA, manganese is known as a secondary contaminant. This means that the presence of manganese is usually accompanied by… Read more

Bacteria in your Well Water?

When dealing with real estate and wells, many times there are bacteria in the sample results. Oftentimes this can be scary for the homeowners, especially those who don’t know much about wells. But fear not! There is an easy way to get rid of it all. Chlorination is a process that all local well companies should… Read more