There are many reasons why you might want to have your water tested. Maybe your city uses additives; maybe someone in the family has an allergy to some particles in your water. But when it comes to having a well for your household water supply it is always important to perform water quality testing to make sure it is safe to drink. Water quality testing is also helpful for deciding what kind of filters you need for your well system and inside your home for drinking water.
If your well has hard water with a lot of lime and minerals it can have an effect on the types of hair and skin care products you use. The same is true for what is known as “soft” water which does not have a lot of minerals and may need additives. All of these things can impact the safety of your drinking water and drinking water testing should be performed at a minimum of every 6 months. The idea of fresh clean water from the ground is great, but with all the pollution and standing water there is always a chance that your well water is not as safe as it should be.