Loudoun VA Well Water Testing: Conditions for Well Contamination

Loudoun VA Well Water Test

As an owner of a private well, it’s important to educate yourself on conditions that may increase the chances for contamination in Loudon VA. Well water testing should be conducted regularly when any of these conditions are noted:

  • Wells 20 years or older have may have corroded casings that allow surface water to seep into the well through holes in the casing. If the surface water is contaminated – and this is not uncommon – your well water will be compromised also.
  • Wells that have been dug or driven rather than drilled are more vulnerable to surface water contamination because they draw from shallow water tables. Shallow wells in general have higher chances for contamination. In such cases, location is important.
  • Location, location. If your well is within 100 yards of septic systems, fuel tanks, farmland, or barnyards, you have increased likelihood of contamination.
  • Beyond the 100 yards, if there are landfills, industrial sites or a chemical spills relatively nearby, your water can be contaminated.

If you really want to know what is happening with your water in Loudon VA, well water testing is the only way to know. If you are a new homeowner, it’s imperative that you make sure the water is safe for your family.

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