Daily Archives: August 11, 2014

Why Well Water Testing is Necessary

Ever go to the refrigerator thinking you’re going to make yourself a wonderful, healthy omelet, only to find your ingredients aren’t at their best? Maybe the eggs are past their expiration date (do you take the chance?), the peppers are kind of soft, the mushrooms are shriveled (ick!), the ham slimy and smelly (eew!), or the cheese moldy (okay maybe […]

Water Test

water well diagram

Well Water Contamination

There are multiple ways that well water contamination can happen. Heavy rainfall, spring runoff, or flood events can overwhelm even well-constructed, recently drilled wells, and can introduce surface contaminant into the aquifer below. If your well is older, there are even more potential avenues for surface contamination to enter your drinking water. Some of these […]

New York State Groundwater

In New York State, Groundwater plays a vital role in providing not only drinkable water to residents, but also irrigation water to the large amount of agriculture that takes place there.  Groundwater use in New York State breaks down like this: 1,870,000 residents are served by privately owned individual wells.   This works out to 824,342 […]