Drinking Water Sampling

drinking_water_safetyIt may seem obvious that water samples are taken to find out if water is safe to drink, but water testing has other uses as well. Some chemicals that can be in groundwater may cause damage to property. Water from some wells may even have gasses that are health and explosion hazards.

Appropriate water sampling is determined by location, geology, and local requirements.

Below is a list of commonly found contaminates in water:

  • Coliform Bacteria
  • E. Coli Bacteria
  • Nitrates
  • Arsenic
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Fluoride
  • Methane
  • Hydrogen Sulfide Gas

 

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