When you turn on the faucet for a glass of water and it looks clear and doesn’t have an odor, is it still safe to drink? The only way to know is to have your water tested regularly. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends a home using a private well have their water tested once per year. When a home sale occurs, it is mandatory the private well pass a well inspection. After this inspection, most homeowners never test their water again unless there is an issue. Read more
These are elements in the water that cause harmful effects to the human body.
How do you know if the water coming out of your faucet is safe? You’ve heard all the stories recently in the news about contaminated water with bacteria, lead, and pollutants. There is a wealth of information from verified organizations you can access to better educate and resolve water issues you face within your home. It’s a matter of knowing where to research to find what is in your home’s water.
- If your home is on city water, the city is required by law to test the water on a regular basis. Every water supplier is required by law to provide each homeowner a Consumer Confidence Report before July 1st each year, which is an annual water report detailing any contaminants in the water and at what level they tested and what health risk they pose for your family. Another method to find a CCR is to go to the water supplier’s website or contact your water supplier directly and request a CCR. Keep in mind, water testing is tested at the water plant and test results may be different then what is supplied at your home. Why? Read more
Arsenic is a naturally occurring element within the earth and when it comes in contact with water, it dissolves naturally into the water. In Illinois, it is found in deep bedrock formations and shallow glacial materials. If not properly tested and resolved arsenic can be harmful to the human body. Read more