We’ve been saying for a long time that well owners living near areas where their well water may be getting contaminated by ‘outside’ influences need to take matters into their own hands. In areas like those where hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as ‘fracking’, is used for natural gas exploration, homeowners need have a way to see if their water is being affected over time.
In an article about Montauk Long Island, the local residents get that. They are setting up water testing facilities to monitor the swimming water in their area. As they say, the testing “Results reflect conditions at a moment in time. The real value of testing is in mapping the trends.” Here’s a link to the article.
We say to those well owner who live in areas where they are concerned about the condition of their drinking water deteriorating over time because of things going on around them…
you need to start a water testing regimen now. Have your well water tested to create a baseline using a comprehensive water test from a professional lab. Then test your water on an annual basis, or more frequently if warranted. If you see a rise in the level of any of the parameters. you then take action. You can treat your well water to overcome the issue(s) and notify your local or state health authorities about your findings.
Having good information is the only way to know if you are in a trouble-zone or not. You cannot depend on anyone else doing this for you.
Read more about water testing, especially Essential Indicators water testing, and how it helps you get the right information in a very cost-effect way. Just click here.