For all newly dug wells we advise a full chemical and bacteriological analysis. This is to ensure you are not consuming any contaminants that are harmful to your health or that there are no chemicals or metals present that may damage your appliances, pipes or heating system.
If you are on the mains supply you can request the details of the most recent water testing analysis directly from your local county council.
As part of our site surveys our engineers can do basic testing for indications of the presence of calcium (limescale), iron & manganese, and PH levels. However this is a basic indication test and cannot identify specific levels of these issues nor can our engineers test for bacteria on site.
Both the chemical and bacteriological analysis below must be carried out by a fully accredited lab. Get in touch and we can advise you where your nearest lab is or we can arrange to have it tested through one of our affiliated labs.
A full chemical analysis will give specific results in parts-per-million of a range of items in your water. These include calcium, iron, manganese, ammonia, nitrates etc. Once you have these details it is possible to compare against the advised levels and identify whether it is an issue for consumption.
A full bacteriological analysis will identify any bacteria present in your supply. Examples of bacteria that can be found in well and mains water include cryptosporidium and E-Coli.
Did you know that, under certain conditions, you can apply for a grant for water treatment to privately owned wells. There are a number of conditions you must meet in order to qualify. One of these conditions is relative to what is contained in your water supply. In order to be considered you must have a full chemical and bacteriological test carried out in order to see if any specific level is above the County Council recommended levels.
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