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Should I test my well?

Rumsey-Lang Well Drilling & Pumps, Inc. offers water testing services for our clients. We can test for potability as well as well production/draw down tests. As a private well water consumer, you use groundwater for your family's laundry, drinking, cooking, bathing and your garden. While municipalities are required to test their water supplies on a regular basis to ensure safe drinking water, there is no such requirement to test private wells except for bacteria when it is first drilled or the pump is changed. You, the well owner, are responsible for ensuring the safety of your water.

Most private wells provide a clean, safe supply of water. Contaminates can pollute private wells, and unfortunately, most cannon be seen, smelled or tasted. Therefore, your water should be tested on a regular basis.