Serving Northern Virgina / Washington DC Metro Area Customers Since 1987
When was your last well water testing completed? Real-life contamination threats playing out in Detriot and years-long drought in the Western U.S. bring the constantly-threatened, fragile state of our fresh water supply into closer view. Ultimately scientific testing proved pivotal in establishing the reality of just how close we all could be to unwittingly compromising our health.
The Virginia Department of Health reports a majority of households in 60 of Virginia's 95 counties rely on a private well water supply. In over half of those counties households with private wells are growing more quickly than homes piggy-backing on a public water supply.
The U.S. EPA sets and monitors drinking water standards for public water systems, but private wells are not regulated by these EPA Drinking Water Standards. They are, however, an important detection level indicator used to analyze and evaluate the quality of drinking water in private well water testing.
Drinking water standards for private well water testing target six contamination categories: microbiological, inorganic organic compounds or IOCs, secondary contaminants, volatile organic chemicals or VOCs, synthetic organic chemicals and radioactive substances.
To be effective, well water testing should incorporate a comprehensive evaluation every three years and annual scientific bacteria sampling results. When it comes to the health and safety of your drinking water, trust the experienced team at SES with your critical private well water testing.
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.