By GW-Inc, Apr 24 2017 06:21PM
When moving into a new home and having a private well for the first time may be daunting, these well care tips will aid in making the transition to Connecticut well water a smooth one!
How Often To Test?
Dug Wells - at least four (4) times per year
Drilled Wells - at least one (1) time per year
Water Quality - may fluctuate due to changes in the water table or a change in water usage. If there is a noticeable change in your water quality, a chemical test, as well as a bacteria test, is recommended.
Your well can be contaminated by:
Openings in the well seal
Improperly installed well casing
Well casing not deep enough
Well casing not sealed
A remote source of contamination not related to well construction
Make sure that:
Sanitary seal or well cap is securely in place and water-tight
Cap is at least 12 inches above the ground
Joints, cracks and connections in the well casing are sealed
Surface water does not pond near the well
Well pump and distribution systems are checked regularly
Changes in the quantity and quality of water are investigated immediately
If you have any questions on the water treatment of your well, don't hestitate to give us a call. We are always happy to help.