Over 15 million American households get their drinking water from private water wells. Depending on how the well is built and how shallow it is, it can be at greater risk for contamination. Private wells are not regularly checked by experts, unlike public water systems. Groundwater is contained within pores in and around materials like rock, gravel, and sand underneath the soil surface. Though slow movement through the ground filters the water, studies have detected pesticides within groundwater. In one study, the EPA found several chemicals frequently and banned them because of their potential to contaminate groundwater. The banned pesticides, alachlor, atrazine, cyanazine, metolachlor, and simazine, have all been detected in many states and are associated with health problems like cancer. To ensure safe drinking water, households that use private wells have to take extra precautions.
ACE Professional/Rapid Tests are ideal solutions to ensure the safety of your well water.