water testing

  • An above ground well in the read of a ranch home.

    Drilled wells are deeper (100-400 feet) and less prone to contamination than bored wells, which tend to be shallow (10-30 feet deep). The deeper wells draw from the aquifer, which provides natural filtration for water, whereas shallow wells rely on surface water. Older wells (more than 20 years) are also at higher risk of contamination.…

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  • A anthromorphic water droplet with hands, feet, and a smiling face.

    If your drinking water comes from a private well, UGA and CDC recommend annual testing to assure quality and safety. The recommended tests for wells throughout the state are the basic test (W-1) to determine pH and levels of dissolved minerals, a test for bacterial contamination (W-35), a test for total nitrates and nitrites (W-32),…

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