Pwta testing & water safety and chemistry testing:
Clean water is something we often take for granted. In truth, the water we use to drink and bathe can contain a number of unseen contaminants. Even from city water sources, which have to follow mandatory quality standards, water must flow through miles of piping and can pick up dirt, chemicals, and bacteria on its way to your home.
Water contaminants are present in many homes. Some indicators of nuisance issues are white spots on clean dishes, unwanted color or odor to the water, erosion of appliances and plumbing, and dry or brittle skin, hair, and nails. Other potentially harmful contaminants, such as Coliform bacteria, can upset the stomach and make you sick. An estimated 20-40% of wells fail bacteria testing. 65% of New Jersey is serviced by private wells, and the water quality should be tested on a regular basis to monitor any changes in chemistry.
We offer many options from basic water safety testing, to analysis for general water chemistry or even specific uncommon contaminants of concern for your area. Call today to speak to a representative that can assist you in selecting a water quality test for your family’s drinking water.
According to the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), private well owners should test their water regularly for bacteria. The U.S. E.P.A. recommends testing your private well every year for bacteria, nitrates, and pH. If you suspect any other contaminants or there are known contaminants in your area, you should test for those as well.
To read the EPA's Guide entitled "Drinking Water From Household Wells", click here.
To see the EPA list entitled "National Primary Drinking Water Regulations" click here.
Private Wells & Real Estate:
With the recent enactment of the Private Well testing Act (PWTA) in New Jersey, many home owners are finding themselves required to meet regulations they know little about. The PWTA test is mandated for all home sales in the state of NJ. Unfortunately, a real estate transaction can be a very stressful time to begin with, so let us handle your water needs. RAdata’s in-house certified laboratory and sampling technicians can assist you with knowledge about what needs to be tested, arranging for the test, interpreting your test results, and options for treating a problem if one exists.