Water Quality Testing what you need to know in Massachusetts (MA) and New Hampshire (NH).

Many homeowners do not follow a regular water quality testing regimen. At Northeast Water Wells Inc we always recommended the following water quality testing protocols to all homeowners: Bacteria test yearly, Basic water Quality test every 2-3 years, Comprehensive Water Quality test every 3-5 years and Extensive Water Quality test to include a VOC ( volatile organic compounds scan) every 7-10 years this list was compiled through a combination of EPA ( Environmental Protection Agency ) recommendations along with state recommendations and the National Groundwater Associations and Water Systems Council recommendations. It’s extremely important to follow proper testing protocols to keep your family happy and healthy. The full break down of these tests is available on our website on the following page: https://www.wellguy.com/WellQuantityFlowTesting.html

 Many Water well owners don’t realize they have well water contamination issues until someone has already gotten sick or often times contamination issues are uncovered during Real estate transfer testing. Many towns are now requiring Real estate Water Quality transfer testing prior to the home being sold including but not limited to: Hopkinton, MA , Westford, MA , Westwood, MA, Norfolk, MA and Franklin, MA to name a few. During routine testing or Real estate Transfer testing its possible for a plethora of contaminants to come up positive however the most common seem to be: Bacteria, iron, PH issues, sodium and Radon among others.

 When your water quality tests come back positive it can seem quite scary and many people are under the belief that contaminants in the system equal the system being condemned however this is not the case. Depending on the contaminant or issue there are many treatment options available from water well chlorination, system servicing ( ie repairing well seal integrity, broken piping, raising well head above ground ect.) and filtration.

 

 If you have any questions on particular contaminants we have blogged about many of them and you can access them on our blog  :  https://wellguy.com/category/water-contaminants/ but never be afraid to call to discuss with our trained professionals about water quality testing or contaminant issues,.

 

Thank you for reading

 

This Article was written by:

Ashley E. Connolly
Operations Manager
Northeast Water Wells Inc
 
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5 Responses to “Water Quality Testing what you need to know in Massachusetts (MA) and New Hampshire (NH).”

  1. Nicole H. Rice

    I know it is important to have the water tested especially if you there have been already reports of contamination. However, i wanted to know, how often should water testing be done? How is a contaminated water treated?

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    • wellguy

      What a great question Nicole At Northeast Water Wells Inc we always recommended the following water quality testing protocols to all homeowners: Bacteria test yearly, Basic water Quality test every 2-3 years, Comprehensive Water Quality test every 3-5 years and Extensive Water Quality test to include a VOC ( volatile organic compounds scan) every 7-10 years this list was compiled through a combination of EPA ( Environmental Protection Agency ) recommendations along with state recommendations and the National Groundwater Associations and Water Systems Council recommendations. If a contamination is found depending on what level is indicated and what contamination filtration or chlorination would be designed accordingly. Thanks Again, Ashley

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  2. Dawn K. Straughter

    Okay, we are already aware that testing the water comes with a lot of benefits and why we have to test our water but i wanted to know how much water testing cost as well as water treatment? What if there were no reports about water contamination, do we still have to have our water tested?

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    • wellguy

      Hi Dawn thank you for reading and those are some great questions, we would be happy to discuss testing packages and prices with you if you would like to call into our office 1-800-562-9355 and one of our qualified proffesionals can answer any questions you may have. Typically the packages can run from $100 dollars and up depending on the level of testing. Regardless of reports of contaminents in your area its always recommened not only by Northeast Water Wells but also by state regulatory agents and the EPA to test on an annual basis as its the end consumer testing that ultimatly helps dictate when and if their are contaminant concerns. Thank you again and i hope i was able to answer at least some of your questions ~ashley

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  3. Angelica B. Gross

    It is important to have our private wells tested especially if they have been around for a long time already. If we want to make sure that the water we are using is clean and safe, then water testing is the solution.

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