WATER WELL INSPECTIONS
At Northeast Water Wells Inc we are committed to helping you protect your most important asset…your home. Its critical when purchasing a home to compile as much information as you can prior to making the decision to purchase your home.
Are you Buying or Selling a home? Testing is recommended and may be required to be done in your area. It is imperative to run a complete system flow analysis which in most cases takes a minimum of 2- 4 hours to attain. Running a system for an inadequate period is going to give you a less than desirable result, which could mean running out of water in mere minutes of operating the system, meaning time and money lost. It’s also critical to have a complete pumping system analysis done if the pump and tank is showing signs of age or is malfunctioning.
What types of water tests are available?
Bacteria (results in 3-5 days) Recommended to be tested yearly
Total Coliform Bacteria, Heterotrophic Plate Count
Basic Package (results in 3-5 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 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 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, Fluoride, Iron, Chlorine, Sulfate, Radon, Magnesium, Color, Turbidity, Manganese, Conductivity, Odor/Sediment
Extensive (results in 5-7 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, Fluoride, Iron, Chlorine, Sulfate, Radon, Magnesium, Color, Turbidity, Fluoride, Manganese, Conductivity, Odor/Sediment, volatile organic scan : p-dichlorobenzene, 0 -dichlorobenzene, styrene, benzene, trichloroethylene, trans-1, 2 Dichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, Carbon tetrachloride, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, cis -1, 2 Dichloroethylene, toluene, 1,1- Dichloroethylene, vinyl chloride, 1,2- Dichloropropane, xylenes, 1,2- dichloromethane, monochlorobenzene, ethylbenzene+ Radon in the water.
Title V (results in 2-5 days) Typically for Real Estate Testing
Total Coliform Bacteria, Ammonia, Nitrate/Nitrite
Stain Package (results in 2-5 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*
Understanding your water quality report
“There were contaminants found on my water quality report. What do they mean?” Contact our office to speak with a representative in regards to your specific results. In addition, the EPA has a informative web page http://www.epa.gov/safewater/hfacts.html which will help you understand how these contaminants or minerals could affect your family’s health and well being. Upon request filtration proposals can be made to remediate any/all levels found.
Understanding my water Quantity Report
“The well at the property I’m considering was deemed as inadequate or insufficient. What are my options?” In regards to insufficient well flow their are several options that can be taken into consideration such as: hydro-fracture (the process in which water is blown into the well in high volumes under considerable pressure in an effort to open new veins of water into the well, well deepening( this is a consideration where the original well depth is over 300 ft. and the current location is accessible with drilling equipment), and then finally if deepening and hydro-fracture are not an option a new well should be considered.
Northeast Water Wells, Inc. serving MA & NH since 1966. Call 1-800-562-9355