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Other than when buying a home in Northern Virginia, most homeowners rarely think about well water testing. These frequently asked questions address the basic questions about well water testing in the Northern Virginia area.
Should I Test My Northern Virginia Well?
Simply put, yes. In the early 2000s, contaminated well water led to 26 percent of all drinking water contaminations in the United States. Even though publically operated water and sewer systems are regulated by state and federal guidelines, private wells are not. The safety of you and your family, when it comes to drinking water, is dependent upon your dedication to well water testing.
How Often Should I Invest In Well Water Testing?
Just because you had your well water tested once and it was free of harmful substances doesn't mean it will always be free. Well water testing should be completed at least annually. Annual well water testing ensures your water is free of germs and harmful chemicals.
What Are The Signs Well Water Testing Is Needed?
When contaminated water has been identified in your Northern Virginia community, you should conduct well water testing as soon as possible. Problems that lead to contamination include flooding, waste disposal sites and land disturbances such as with land development. All of these instances are likely to result in needed well water testing.
How Do Unwanted Substances Get In My Well?
Some chemicals such as lead and arsenic are found naturally in rocks and soils. These heavy metals sometimes leech into the ground water and therefore into your well water. Only well water testing will identify these substances in your well water. Other pollutants end up in your well water because of human and animal waste. Agricultural runoff, septic systems and flooded sewers all are responsible for contaminating well water.
Soils and Environmental Services, based in Warrenton, VA, serves all of Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC metro area. Providing the best in well water testing, the professional team at SES delivers results you can trust for the health of your family.
SES is one of only three businesses to be licensed as a Responsible Management Entity. Loudoun County Virginia was the first in the Nation to establish requirements for an RME based on EPA recommendations. SES manages several communities required to have an RME.