PRIVATE WELL WATER TESTING AND INSPECTION
Is there a new baby in the household, or is someone nursing or pregnant?
Are there taste or odor issues?
Is the water beginning to stain sinks, tubs, and/or clothing?
Has there been a change in the water's color or clarity?
Has there been a chemical or fuel spill or leak near the water supply?
Are there unexplained illnesses in the family?
Our private well and water inspection is a two part inspection. The first is taking a sample of your water to the laboratory for testing and a second part involves stress testing the system by pumping water while measuring flow, volume and any variation in performance in the 2-hour period.
There are many water contaminants that can cause health problems. These contaminants may or may not be visible and could cause undesirable effects to your private water system that should provide potable water. It is important to have your private water system tested regularly both for proper construction, maintenance and hygiene. Nova Scotia Environment recommends that Nova Scotians on well water have it tested for bacteria every six months, and every two years for chemical parameters.
EPA also recommends to test your private well immediately if:
There are known problems with ground water or drinking water in your area
Conditions near your well have changed significantly (i.e. flooding, land disturbances, and new construction or industrial activity)
You replace or repair any part of your well system.
You notice a change in your water quality (i.e. odor, color, taste).
Also if any of the below conditions is true, Test the well for chemical contaminants, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other harmful contaminants.
Our private well inspection in Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and all of HRM includes checking location and proximity of well to fertilizer, electric cables, sewer leach fields, take sample to test for bacteria, ecoli, Nitrates and other chemicals, verify your well certificate on Nova Scotia well database and review construction characteristics, inspect the pressure tank, pressure switch, electricals, well equipment and more.