If you’re testing your water well for the first time, you should do it at least twice – once in the spring, when water levels are typically highest, and once in the fall, when they’re typically lowest.
Well water should also be tested if you notice any changes in water quality or water pressure. Changes in water quality can be caused by a variety of factors, including changes in the water table, new construction near your well, or the use of chemicals on your property.
Water pressure changes can also be caused by a variety of factors, including changes in the water table, new construction near your well, or the use of pumps or other water-using appliances. If you’re concerned about your water quality, you can also have your water tested by a certified home inspector.
According to the Alberta water well database, there are over 190,000 water wells in Alberta. The water in these wells is used for a variety of purposes, including drinking water, irrigation, and industrial uses.
Water well testing is important because it can help you detect contamination early before it becomes a health hazard. Contamination can come from a variety of sources, including sewage, agricultural chemicals, and groundwater.