MassDEP recommends that before purchase, prospective home buyers test the water in a home with a private well. Once you've purchased the home, the interval between water quality tests can generally be in terms of years if the well is properly constructed and located in a safe area. However, the following conditions would prompt more frequent testing:

  • Heavily developed areas with land uses that handle hazardous chemicals.
  • Recent well construction activities or repairs. MassDEP recommends taking a bacterial test after any well repair or pump or plumbing modification, but only after disinfection and substantial flushing of the water system.
  • Contaminant concentrations above state or federal standards found in earlier testing.
  • Noticeable variations in quality, such as a water quality change after a heavy rain, extended drought, or an unexplained change in a previously trouble-free well (i.e. funny taste, cloudy appearance, etc.)

When taking any sample, MassDEP recommends that it be taken after a heavy rainstorm. These events tend to highlight conditions of improper well construction or poor soil filtration. Call All Cape Well Drilling for well water testing or well inspection at 508-246-6646.


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