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
Yesterday we were asked a good question in a comment on a blog post from back in March about disinfecting water with hydrogen peroxide. Erik asked, “What would the recommended dosage of H2O2 be per volume unit of water?” You should generally inject 1.0 ppm of hydrogen peroxide for each part per million of iron … Continue reading Hydrogen Peroxide in Well Water How Much to Inject
Many homeowners contact us to find out how to fix well water that smells bad. 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 affect the taste of water. It can also change the taste of cooked foods. Hydrogen sulfide (“H2S”) gas is a nuisance that is not usually a health risk at concentrations normally found in household water.
This brief article gives information about several common contaminants found in private wells. It should help you decide when to sample your well and how often.
Do It Yourself (DIY) Well Water Kit for Coliform Bacteria Health Departments and EPA guidelines recommend testing your well water at least twice a year for coliform bacteria. Bacteria can contaminate a well without any change in taste or odors to the water. Now you can analyze for unhealthy bacteria at home utilizing state-of-the-art, low cost … Continue reading Do It Yourself (DIY) Well Water Kit for Coliform 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
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?
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
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
There are a large number of well water test kits and water testing labs available for the home water-well owner including some tests you can do yourself, quickly and accurately in the privacy of your own home. If you already understand your water is safe but are attempting to solve a specific well water problem such … Continue reading Well Water Water Testing