WELL WATER QUALITY TESTING
Bacteria (results in 3-5 business days) Recommended to be tested yearly
Total Coliform Bacteria, Heterotrphic Plate Count
Basic Package (results in 3-5 business days) Recommended to be tested whenever there are noticeable water quality changes
Total Coliform Bacteria, Hardness, E-Coli Bacteria, Nitrate, pH, Nitrite, Sodium, Chloride, Iron, Chlorine, Manganese, and Color
General Package (results in 5-7 business days) Recommended to be tested every 3-5 years
Total Coliform Bacteria, Sodium, Hardness, E-Coli Bacteria, Alkalinity, Nitrate, Calcium, Ammonia, Nitrite, Copper, Chloride, pH, Iron, Chlorine, Sulfate, Magnesium, Color, Turbidity, Manganese, Conductivity, and Odor/Sediment
Comprehensive Package (results in 5-7 business days) Recommended to tested every 3-5 years
Total Coliform Bacteria, Sodium, Hardness, Arsenic, (Total) E-Coli Bacteria, Alkalinity, Nitrate, Lead, Calcium, Ammonia, Nitrite, Potassium, Copper, Chloride, pH, Flouride, Iron, Chlorine, Sulfate, Radon, Magnesium, Color, Turbidity, Manganese, Conductivity, Odor/Sediment
Extensive (results in 5-7 business days) Recommended to be tested every 7- 10 years
Total Coliform Bacteria, Sodium, Hardness, Arsenic, (Total) E-Coli Bacteria, Alkalinity, Nitrate, Lead, Calcium, Ammonia, Nitrite, Potassium, Copper, Chloride, pH, Flouride, Iron, Chlorine, Sulfate, Radon, Magnesium, Color, Turbidity, Flouride, Manganese, Conductivity, Odor/Sediment, volatile organic scan : p-dichlorobenzene, 0 -dichlorobenzene, styrene, benzene, trichloroethylene, trans-1, 2 Dichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, Carbon tetracholoride, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, cis -1, 2 Dichloroethylene, toluene, 1,1- Dichloroethylene, vinyl chloride, 1,2- Dichloropropane, xylenes, 1,2- dichloroethane, monochlorobenzene, ethylbenzene+ Radon in the water.
Title V (results in 2-5 business days) Typically for Real Estate Testing
Total Coliform Bacteria, Ammonia, Nitrate/Nitrite
Stain Package (results in 2-5 business days) Recommended for all Irrigation Wells
Calcium, Iron, pH, Copper, Magnesium, Sodium, Hardness, Manganese
*Please keep in mind these times vary depending on the lab’s availability. Also all items here may be tested individually upon request*
*Samples may be rushed for additional cost*
Quantity testing (flow testing) can be done upon request for any client. This testing takes between 2-4 hours to complete and contains the following:
This check with include the 2-4 hour flow test to insure the well is in perfect working order and that the flow is acceptable for your particular application. Typically the inspector will perform a system mechanical analysis while the test is being conducted. Reasons for testing the flow of the well may include the following; new install of the well, adding irrigation, and addition or adding rain showers or Jacuzzi type fixtures that may utilize more water than the well is producing. Another common reason for testing the flow of the well would be Real Estate transfer what is acceptable for one family may not be for another. If you have any further questions in regards to water Quantity testing please don’t hesitate to call into our office to speak with one of our trained professionals
Recommended Minimum Water Supply Capacity for Private Wells
One of the most important factors to consider when planning to purchase or build a home is the adequacy of the water supply. The amount of water available to the home can be equally as important as the quality of the water. The question of how much water is adequate for a private domestic supply is a commonly asked question.
Available water supply is a function of both the recovery rate and the storage volume of the well. These two factors contribute to the actual capacity of the supply particularly if the well recovery rate is low. A standard 6 inch diameter drilled well can store 1 ½ gallons of water per foot of well depth. The actual volume of water in storage will depend on the water level in the well and the pump setting depth.
We recommend that a minimum water supply capacity for domestic internal household use should be capable of supplying at least 1200 gallons of water within a 4 hour period once each day. This is equivalent to a flow rate of 5 gallons per minute (gpm) for 4 hours. Some homeowners may find this supply of water to be less than desirable depending on the size of the family or if outdoor use is a requirement. Water supply capacities less than this amount may be considered a hardship by many homeowners.
Northeast Water Wells, Inc. serving MA & NH since 1966. Call 1-800-562-9355