Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What type of analysis is required for a water well by mortgage companies when financing a home or property?
A: A basic mineral plus lead, nitrate, nitrite, and a coliform bacterial are generally the tests required when financing a home or property, but your lender or agent should be consulted for their particular requirements.
Q: What causes my well water to have a fowl (rotten egg) type odor?
A: This bad odor is usually caused by a bacteria that converts the sulfate in water to sulfide. Generally this problem can be remedied by chlorinating the water well. It is a good idea to have the well water tested for coliform (harmful) bacteria at this time.
Q: What is the white residue left on the ground or on objects that have been exposed to my water?
A: The aquifer in this area (City water included) contains a large amount of dissolved minerals. When water evaporates, the minerals remain and are visible as white or brown deposits. This is normally a combination of calcium, magnesium, iron, and chloride.