InspectAPedia tolerates no conflicts of interest. We have no relationship with advertisers, products, or services discussed at this website.
Private well water contaminants & purity problems & solutions: if your family gets drinking water from your own well, do you know if your water is safe to drink? What health risks could you and your family face?
Where can you go for help or advice? This expanded version of a U.S. EPA drinking water pamphlet helps answer these questions. It gives you general information about drinking water from home wells (also considered private
drinking water sources).
Expanded & illustrated article about well water testing advice describes types of activities in your area that can create threats to your water supply, how to detect water contaminants or pollutants & how to correct them.
It also describes problems to look for and offers water well construction, testing & maintenance suggestions. Sources for more details are provided as well.
Water Wells & Drinking Water Advice from the US EPA - expanded data
The original US EPA well water quality assurance document was annotated, edited for clarity, expanded, and illustrated. We also add links to greater detail. As just one example, where the original document noted that the distance from a well to possible sources of contamination are important, we add WELL CLEARANCE DISTANCES. Initial document ource: EPA 816-K-02-003 January 2002, updated here through February 2013. 
No FAQs have been posted for this page. Try the search box below or CONTACT US by email if you cannot find the answer you need at InspectApedia.
Ask a Question or Search InspectApedia
Questions & answers or comments about the sources of water pollution or contaminants & how to correct ground water contamination
Use the "Click to Show or Hide FAQs" link just above to see recently-posted questions, comments, replies, try the search box just below, or if you prefer, post a question or comment in the Comments box below and we will respond promptly.
The Home Reference Book - the Encyclopedia of Homes, Carson Dunlop & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, 25th Ed., 2012, is a bound volume of more than 450 illustrated pages that assist home inspectors and home owners in the inspection and detection of problems on buildings. The text is intended as a reference guide to help building owners operate and maintain their home effectively. Field inspection worksheets are included at the back of the volume. Special Offer: For a 10% discount on any number of copies of the Home Reference Book purchased as a single order. Enter INSPECTAHRB in the order payment page "Promo/Redemption" space. InspectAPedia.com editor Daniel Friedman is a contributing author.
Or choose the The Home Reference eBook for PCs, Macs, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, or Android Smart Phones. Special Offer: For a 5% discount on any number of copies of the Home Reference eBook purchased as a single order. Enter INSPECTAEHRB in the order payment page "Promo/Redemption" space.