What’s in your Water?

Is your Water Safe to Drink?

Did you know that unlike municipal water systems, there are no state or federal quality or safety requirements for private well water? Town water is tested frequently and meets regulated health standards. When it comes to private well water, however, you are on your own, but there are simple things you can do to ensure that your well water is free of contaminants.

Has the quality of your water ever been tested? Before you panic, know that most drilled water wells in Maine provide safe and delicious drinking water.  Only a small percentage contains characteristics such as bacteria, arsenic, nitrate, nitrite, radon, lead, or uranium, which are harmful to your health.  If your well water has never been tested, however, consider having it done. The most harmful contaminants are colorless, odorless and tasteless; a test is the only way to know for sure if they are present. Likewise, if your water has been tested in the past, but you notice a change in its appearance or taste, a retest is advisable.

Free Water Test Kit

Once you decide to have your water tested, call GWW, and we will send you a professional water test kit free of charge. We will also give you the best recommendation for a state-approved lab and counsel you on procedures for water sampling. Above all, know that there are cost effective solutions for removing harmful elements from your water, and safe and healthy water can be restored to your home.  (Lab fee not included.)