Eastern Drill Co. is a reputable water testing company servicing the greater Danbury CT area. A full-service company, Eastern Drill will test, provide water treatments, drill new wells, improve existing wells, and service your water pump. Whether you receive your water from a municipal provider or you have a private well, you ought to know if your tap water is clean and pure.
When you have small children and pets, it is especially important to determine the purity of your home's water. Many household wells in the state of Connecticut have higher than the recommended minimum levels of arsenic and uranium. These contaminants are naturally occurring elements coming into contact with the groundwater. The potential adverse effects on human health are well documented. Arsenic and uranium in groundwater in New England have been shown to have a strong association to the composition of the bedrock.
Be proactive about your water quality! Get your home's tap water tested for arsenic and uranium. In a 2016 Connecticut Dept. of Public Health report stated that private wells serve 23 per cent of Connecticut's population. The State does not require that existing private wells be routinely tested for arsenic, uranium, or other contaminants; consequently, private wells are only sampled at the well owner’s discretion or when they are newly constructed.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the DPH, completed an assessment in 2016 on the distribution of concentrations of arsenic and uranium in groundwater from bedrock in Connecticut - Download the report here and see fig. 1. This report presents the major findings for arsenic and uranium concentrations from water samples collected from 2013 to 2015 from private wells.
What you can do
Any source water, private or municipal, may contain contaminants. Microbial contaminants, pesticides and herbicides, and organic volatile chemicals may inadvertently seep into your water supply. Immune-compromised persons may be more vulnerable to contaminants than the general public. What you don't know about your drinking water can hurt you.
If you depend on a private well to supply your family with fresh tap water, talk to Eastern Drill right away and determine whether your water is at risk. Once your water quality results are ready we can recommend a water treatment filtration system that best fits your needs. For your peace of mind, call the office of Eastern Drill at 800-253-1451 .