You may not spend a lot of time thinking about groundwater or soil testing but these can be important to the safety of your family. In areas where septic tanks and private wells exist it is especially important to make sure that there is no dangerous leakage, bacteria and disease seeping into the groundwater which then makes its way to your well.
Groundwater can also affect the soil you plant your garden in each year. Water testing and soil testing are two services that you should be aware of if you have a septic tank, drain field, private well, live near a creek or stream or in a low lying area with a large amount of groundwater.
It is not expensive to have your soil or water tested, and when compared to the expense of an illness or even death due to contaminated water, it is easy to see that it is worth the investment into the safety of your family.