Gas Well Drilling and Water Quality - What you should know
The pursuit of new energy resources to replace our dependence on foreign oil is quickly becoming the 21st century natural gas gold rush. In the race to find new resources, have we potentially endangered another one of our natural resources? Homeowners across the country are becoming more aware of the affects of gas well drilling and the potential contamination issues relating to their private well water. Do you know what's in your water? more info...
Microcystin - The toxin Microcystin is a result of algae blooms when Cyanobacteria multiply quickly during warmer, calm weather in bodies of water with high phosphorus and nitrogen levels. Such blooms can appear
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Offering affordable drinking water testing to homeowners for more than 25 years. Whether your drinking water comes from a private well or public water supply (city water), we offer home water testing packages specifically designed for testing both types of water supplies. We answer the question "What's in my Water?
Well Water Testing for Homeowners
Private wells are primarily unregulated (although a few states are beginning to regulate), so it is up to the homeowner to make sure the water coming from their well is safe for consumption. Most wells are tested at some point in time, but more than likely that testing was only for bacteria. While bacteria poses an immediate health risk, there are other contaminants that lurk in ground water that can cause illness when exposed to small amounts over a long periods of time - Arsenic and Uranium are two examples.
City Water Testing for Homeowners
Public water suppliers (city water) are responsible for testing the water quality as it leaves the water treatment facility. But this treated water runs through potentially miles of pipes throughout the distribution system - some of which may contain lead and copper, not to mention many systems are very old and thus starting to develop cracks which could potentially expose this water to other contamination.