After last year's extreme drought followed by this year's unusually wet spring, water tables in Iowa are registering high levels of nitrates due to fertilizer runoff, according to the Associated Press. The nitrates are a concern for drinking water quality and public health. According to the AP report “Nitrate levels have soared because drought-withered corn … Continue reading Nitrate Levels Surge in Midwestern Wells Due to Unusually Wet Spring
A question we often get is: “I'm mainly concerned with the safety of my well water. Can I test it myself for coliform bacteria?” According to the USEPA, coliform bacteria are common in the environment. While coliform may or may not make you sick, the presence of these bacteria in well water or spring water … Continue reading Can I test my own well water for coliform bacteria at home?
Coliform and/or E.Coli Bacteria In Your Well Water? Bacteria exist in many well waters, especially shallow or poorly constructed wells under the influence of water from the surface. However even if your well is a deep properly constructed well, it can become accidentally contaminated by coliform bacteria. Septic tanks can contaminate drinking water wells with … Continue reading Coliform and E.Coli Bacteria Water Contamination?