Connecticut Water Quality Testing

Is your CT water healthy to drink? Find out today! Education is the first step to understanding the quality of your water. Our various water analysis options will help reveal what level of contaminates are present in your family’s drinking water.

Old pipes, lousy plumbing, contaminated wells, and other problems within a home or property can adversely affect drinking water quality in Connecticut. In some circumstances, diminished water quality can present a possible health risk. A satisfactory water test is also required for most home loan approvals.

Think about how important your home’s water is to your health and daily needs. Water is essential, whether washing produce, doing laundry, or grabbing a cold glass of water on a hot day. This is why it is so important to test the quality of water to fully understand what you and your family are consuming and using daily. Sometimes, you can taste, smell, or see something wrong with your home’s water supply and sometimes you can’t.

What Is a Water Quality Test?

A water quality test checks your CT home, property or potential new home’s water supply for safety. The testing process is relatively simple. The water tests are usually standard when buying a new home and also recommended to be completed every three years for the basic safety of your well water supply.

A water quality test looks for harmful contaminants like chlorine, bacteria, and nitrates. It also looks for chemical imbalances in your home’s water supply, such as potentially harmful pH levels or water hardness. 

What Is a Water Well Test?

If your home uses well water, it is imperative to ensure its quality. Well water testing for at least bacteria is recommended annually rather than every three years. If your Connecticut home uses well water, it is essential to ensure its quality. Well water can be more susceptible to contaminants than ‘city’ water due to potential impurities leaking into the ground.

In addition to analyzing your water for safe consumption, the water quality is also important for your home’s mechanical systems. For example, acidic water can strip away at your home’s pipes, metal fixtures and overall plumbing system. It can also leech copper, lead, etc into your water from metal water piping.

Why Is It Important to Do a Water Well Quality Test?

A water quality test is critical because it is one of the simplest things you can do to keep the water you use safe for you and your family. No water source is completely free of minor imbalances or impurities. The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 set nationwide standards for the safety level of water used for consumption. For public water supplies, the initial testing is done at water system plants where they filter and treat the water supplied to homes and buildings. However, like all testing, there can be potential for failure or missed steps. Regular water testing is your responsibility as a Connecticut homeowner to ensure your water is safe and reliable.

What Can Water Testing Reveal?

Water testing is essential to ensure you and those in your home are consuming and using water that is safe from possible contaminants and pollutants. Some of the things a water test may find that can negatively affect your CT water include:

  • high or low fluoride levels
  • water hardness levels
  • unsafe water pH level that can mean water is acidic or overly alkaline
  • unsafe bacteria like E. coli or coliform
  • high levels of chlorine
  • unsafe levels of nitrates or specifically harmful nitrates from things like fertilizers or pesticides
  • high amounts of copper
  • lead or other heavy metal contamination
  • unsafe minerals like iron, mercury, radium, or arsenic, uranium, fluoride, VOCs, IOCs, SOCs, PFAS, radon, glyphosate, pesticides, herbicides, total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) etc.

When Is a Water Quality and Water Well Test Needed?

A water quality / water well test for your Connecticut home or property is usually initially completed when you are purchasing the home or property. After that, a water testing is recommended every three years or if you suspect any potential issues. If you use well water, it is recommended that you test annually for bacteria, especially if you notice any changes in smell, taste, or color. Additionally, residential testing is warranted if there has been any chemical spills, fuel spills, or overly-invasive construction projects that could have caused changes in your water supply.

Call us today to schedule your Water Test! 888-558-1574