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Coliform Bacteria Testing: Why do it, How to do it, & How Often?

Health authorities strongly recommend annual coliform bacteria testing for private water wells as contamination can occur without any change in taste or odor to the water.  There are many ways that well water can become contaminated by coliform bacteria, but it is most important to test: Once a year for all private residential water wells … Continue reading Coliform Bacteria Testing: Why do it, How to do it, & How Often?
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Learn about the sources of well water odors and how to prevent them

Water containing hydrogen sulfide gas (“H2S”), has a distinctive “rotten egg” odor, which may be especially noticeable when running hot water. Such water can discolor coffee, tea, and other beverages, and alter the appearance and taste of cooked foods. Hydrogen sulfide (“H2S”) gas is a nuisance that is not usually a health risk at concentrations … Continue reading Learn about the sources of well water odors and how to prevent them
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Using Chlorinator Systems To Remove Bacteria

The US Environmental Protection agency strongly recommends annual coliform bacteria testing for private water wells, as contamination can occur without any change in taste or odor to the water. It is best to address your bacteria problem as soon as possible in order to keep it under control, and will even save time and money … Continue reading Using Chlorinator Systems To Remove Bacteria
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A Common Mistake: Failure to Properly Test the Well Water Chemistry

Continuing with our theme of common mistakes made while selecting a well water treatment system, today we will be focusing on the failure to properly test your well water chemistry. This could be considered one of the most important mistakes as it is the first step in selecting a treatment system. If your tests are … Continue reading A Common Mistake: Failure to Properly Test the Well Water Chemistry
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Coliform Bacteria Testing: Why do it, How to do it, & How Often?

Health authorities strongly recommend annual coliform bacteria testing for private water wells as contamination can occur without any change in taste or odor to the water.  There are many ways that well water can become contaminated by coliform bacteria, but it is most important to test: Once a year for all private residential water wells … Continue reading Coliform Bacteria Testing: Why do it, How to do it, & How Often?
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How Work Done on Your Well Might Contaminate Your Drinking Water

There are many ways that well water can become contaminated by coliform bacteria without any change in taste or odor to the water. It is important to periodically monitor private water wells to see if contamination is present. The United States Environmental Protection Agency recommends that private water supplies be tested annually for coliform bacteria … Continue reading How Work Done on Your Well Might Contaminate Your Drinking Water
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How Work Done on Your Well Might Contaminate Well Water With Bacteria

Work done on your well might contaminate well water with bacteria.  Most well drillers and pump contractors working on wells take extreme care not to contaminate well water with bacteria by sanitizing the well after they have finished work.  However it is good to know how to sanitize your well yourself if the need arises. … Continue reading How Work Done on Your Well Might Contaminate Well Water With Bacteria
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Sources of Coliform Bacteria Contamination in Home Well Water

Coliform bacteria are common in the environment, present in the soil and intestines of animals, and are generally not harmful. However, the presence of these bacteria in well water or spring water usually indicates that the water may be contaminated with germs that can cause disease and can even contaminate your well water without any … Continue reading Sources of Coliform Bacteria Contamination in Home Well Water
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What You Should Know About Coliform Bacteria in Your Home Well Water

Sources of Coliform Bacteria Contamination in Home Well Water Bacteria can contaminate your well water without any change in taste or odor to the water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends annual testing of residential water wells for coliform bacteria. Generally, there are two categories of coliform bacteria that are found in well water, total … Continue reading What You Should Know About Coliform Bacteria in Your Home Well Water
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How to Tell if Odors From Well Water Are Coming from Well or Inside the House

Water containing hydrogen sulfide gas (“H2S”), has a distinctive “rotten egg” odor, which may be especially noticeable when running hot water. Such water can discolor coffee, tea and other beverages, and alter the appearance and taste of cooked foods. Hydrogen sulfide (“H2S”) gas is a nuisance that is not usually a health risk at concentrations … Continue reading How to Tell if Odors From Well Water Are Coming from Well or Inside the House
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