What You Need to Know About Safe Drinking Water Testing for Potability (safe drinking water)
If you are buying a home where it's water supply comes from a well source there are precautions that you need to take as the buyer. First and foremost, at the very least, you must have the water tested for potability, which means safe for drinking.
Additional Testing May Be Something You Need to Consider
However this test alone is not sufficient to identify other problems that may exist in the water such has high salt content, sulfur, iron etc. A Royal LePage Team Realty Sales Representative will assist and advise as to Water Testing Companies that are available in the Ottawa Area that are able to test for other properties that may be hazardous to you and your family's health.
Testing Flow Rate
Another element that needs to be considered is the well's flow rate to ensure that an adequate water supply is being delivered to the home to accommodate your family's usage needs.
Testing Well Components, Electrical Components and Pump and Pressure System
Also, the pump and pressure system, well cap and electrical components servicing the well will need inspection and your Royal LePage Team Realty Sales Representative will assist with arranging for service providers to carry out this inspection for you.
Old and Non-Operational Wells - Grant Monies Available
If you are buying a property that has an old non operational well or wells, your Royal LePage Team Realty Sales Representative can also provide you with information on grants that are available for the closure of these types of wells.
Water and Your Well (pdf)