How To Select Well Water Testing Kits for Your Home Water Well
Consider testing your well for pesticides, organic chemicals, and heavy metals before you use it for the first time. Learn what test to use and how to test private water supplies for nitrate, coliform bacteria, or other contaminants.
Well Water Test Kits Save Time & Money
Do it yourself well water test kits can save you time and money especially if you are trying to solve aesthetic and not health-related problems. There are some outstanding home well water test kits now available to analyze your water in the comfort of your home and get instant results.
Water Contaminated with Nickel
There are currently many contaminants that contribute to the impurity of our water. Due to the deterioration of the environment and the rampant usage of chemicals and metals in our industrialized world, it is difficult to keep our drinking water safe from toxins.
Lead Contaminating Your Drinking Water
Lead in drinking water is bad of course, its toxic. Lead is one of the most common elements on earth. In fact, there’s 13mg of lead in every kilogram of the earth’s crust! Lead is useful in things that are essential to our daily living. It is used as main ingredients in making some kinds of batteries, alloys, ammunition, rust inhibitors, sheaths for cable and many other things. Lead is also used as an integral component of many pipes and plumbing items.
Small Communities in the U.S. Scrambling to Cope with Tough Arsenic Standards for Drinking Water
A decade has passed after the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. took aggressive action to control the arsenic in drinking water and several reports that came in had tallied that almost 1,000 water systems that serves more than 1 million people are still not in compliance.
Treatment Options for Arsenic Water in Homes and Small Communities
Arsenic is an element that naturally occurs in the earth’s crust and traces of it can be commonly spread throughout[...]
Turbidity: An Easy Check Using Well water Test Kit
Turbidity in your drinking water is not only aesthetically displeasing, but also can be a sign of overactive harmful microorganism activity. Learn treatment options for this type of water problem.
Copper and Your Well Water: Part 2 of 2
In this next post, we will look at what you can do to stop copper corrosion from happening in your[...]
Copper and Your Well Water: Part 1 of 2
Copper is an essential nutrient that your body needs to distribute oxygen to the rest of the body. However, at elevated concentration levels, copper may pose health risks and plumbing problems.
Coliform Bacteria Testing At Home: The Do’s and The Don’ts
Health authorities strongly recommend annual coliform bacteria testing for private water wells as contamination can occur without any change in[...]
Arsenic and Your Well Water: Part 3 of 3
Last post we discussed the potential health effects of arsenic exposure. This week, we will focus on how to treat[...]
Arsenic and Your Well Water: Part 2 of 3
Arsenic, part 2 Dangers of Arsenic Exposure Unfortunately, arsenic is very difficult to detect. It is odorless, tasteless, and colorless.[...]
Arsenic and Your Well Water: Part 1 of 3
Arsenic is a natural element that is commonly found in water, air, soils and plants and animals. Agricultural and industrial[...]
Contaminant of the Week: Iron Bacteria
Iron bacteria are organisms that consume iron to survive. In the process, they oxidize available iron that produces iron deposits (rust) and a red or brown slime called a “biofilm.” Though the organisms are not harmful to humans,they can exacerbate an already troublesome iron issue in water. Learn how to test for iron in your well water.
How to Collect a Water Sample for Well Water Testing
Collecting a water sample for a laboratory water analysis is a critical step in the process of having your water[...]
Coliform Bacteria Contamination: Causes, How To Test For Bacteria, and Prevention
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, coliform bacteria are common in the environment and are generally not harmful. However,[...]
Well Water Testing and Test Kits: Which Kit is Best for Your Well Water?
Well Water Testing kitWell Water Testing and Test Kits: Which Kit is Best for Your Well Water? There are a large number of water testing labs and test kits on the market for the home water well owner.
Nitrates In Well Water
Nitrates and nitrites have become a concern in areas with excessive agricultural runoff or septic system use.
Giardia – Its Effects, How to Test for It, and How to Treat It
Giardia effects - According to the EPA's Giardia fact sheet: Giardia (je-ar’de-ah) are protozoan parasites which occur in a trophozoite and[...]
Low pH in Water: Its Effects, How to Test for It, and How to Treat It
Low pH in Water: Its Effects, How to Test for It, and How to Treat It,The pH scale measures the logarithmic concentration of hydrogen (H+) and hydroxide (OH-) ions,
Testing for and Treating Coliform Bacteria
Coliform is a type of harmless bacteria found naturally in the environment and in our bodies.
Effects of Chlorine in Water and How to Remove It
The municipal water distribution system, a modern miracle, would not be possible without chlorination or similar disinfectants.
Water Hardness and How to Treat It
The term "water hardness" originally referred to the ability of water to precipitate soap and form soap scum. Soap is precipitated, or brought to the surface, by water containing high levels of calcium and magnesium. The "harder" the water, the less soap will dissolve in it.
The Effects of Lead and How to Treat It
While lead is useful in many industrial applications, in water lead is a toxic metal that can cause serious damage[...]
Testing for and Treating Tannins
Tannins are astringent, bitter-tasting plant polyphenols that bind and precipitate proteins. The word tannin refers to the source of tannins[...]
Treating Cloudy Water (a.k.a. Turbidity)
There are many factors that may cause cloudy or turbid water.  The most common causes of turbidity are organic matter,[...]
Testing for and Treating Fluoride
Testing flouride, Treating Fluoride.  Fluoride occurs naturally in ground waters throughout the world, and is found in trace amounts in[...]
Testing for and Treating Copper
Copper occurs most commonly in drinking water due to corrosion of copper pipes. Such corrosion can have many causes, but[...]
Sodium in Well Water: Is It Harmful? (Answer: Not Really)
According to the World Health Organization, "the sodium ion is ubiquitous in water."[1] Sodium is on the EPA's Contaminate Candidate[...]
Testing and Treating Total Dissolved Solids
Testing and Treating Total Dissolved Solids. While salinity is generally used to describe and measure seawater or certain industrial wastes,[...]
Home Water Well Full of Iron?
Is your home water full of iron? Are you getting rust stains in the home, and does your water smell[...]
Testing for and Treating Waterborne Manganese
Testing, Treating Waterborne Manganese Manganese is a naturally-occurring groundwater contaminant that is frequently accompanied by its partner, iron.  In its[...]
Testing for and Removing Hydrogen Sulfide
If you've experienced foul "rotten egg" or sulfur odors in your water, it may be that your water is contaminated[...]
A Guide to Chloride: Its Effects, How to Test for It, and How to Remove It from Your Water
A Guide to Chloride: Its Effects, How to Test for It Chloride is one of the most common anions found[...]