|   Jan 02, 2017

WE ALL INVEST IN HOUSE, CAR, JEWELRY isn't it. How many of us invest in Health? How many even think about testing their water which we consume. Is there something called water testing, if yes then where/how/when etc should be known to us. Let us examine the testing aspect of water. 

Types of Water Testing:

Bore well Water Testing - Bore well Water test is done as it is groundwater that has been accessed by drilling a bore into underground water storage's called aquifer.

Local Impurities:

Ground water quality varies from place to place depending on the geographical location.

This determines the presence or absence of natural impurities such as nutrients from rocks and soil, heavy metals, radon gas, boron, selenium and proximity to farming and other industries.

For example, in some parts of India and Australia, concentrations of naturally occurring elements such as arsenic, fluoride and uranium, or nitrates from agricultural land uses, may exceed safe levels (National Health and Medical Research Council, 2004).

Well Water Testing - Micro-organisms may occur as a result of seepage from septic tanks or manure from livestock and domestic animals or from storm water contamination.

Well Water Testing In for following parameters:

  • Taste
  • Odour
  • Color
  • Texture
  • Total Alkality
  • Total Hardness
  • Turbidity
  • Magnesium
  • Microbial parameters Such as E-coli, Coli form

Construction Water Testing - Heavy metals such as lead and copper may occur as a result of corroding domestic pipe, walls of metallic tanks or heavy metals could be generated from nearby industry.

Construction Water Testing check for following parameters:

  • pH value test
  • Limits of acidity test
  • Limits of alkalinity test
  • Percentage of solids

Tap Water Testing - Water is mankind’s most precious resource, and one of the most important necessities for existence of Human Life.

4 ways of Tap Water Testing:

  1. Fill a clean, clear glass with water from your tap
  2. Hold the glass up to the light and take a look at the water : Is it clear or cloudy? Can you see particles floating in the water or settling to the bottom of the glass? Anything other than clear liquid could be a sign of bacterial or particulate contamination.
  3. Smell the water: Does it smell like rotten eggs, a swimming pool, nail polish remover, or anything else unpleasant? These odors could indicate the presence of high chlorine content, organic solvents, or naturally-occurring sulfur.
  4. Mail or take the sample(s) of your water to the laboratory for analysis.
  • Based on results, buy a home water filtering system or talk to someone at your water
  • Utility for other purifying options they can recommend.

Water Can get dirty by the following way:

Broken Pipes – one of the common causes of dirty well water is simply a broken well pipe that is allowing dirt and surface run-off water to enter the well water. This leads to odor, bad taste and dirt in the bottom of your drinking glasses.

Mineral Deposits - Mineral deposits can break down in well pipes, leaving behind sediment, grit and grime in the well water. Using a filter and cleaning it regularly will help reduce the chance of this “dirt” from entering your home

High Iron Levels - Well water with high levels of iron, can leave behind red stains in toilets, sinks and washing machines. Adding improved filtration will remedy the problem.

 So next time when u buy a site, flat and invest in home, please consider testing water too. Regularly check and find best water filters and kit to test it. It is good to build immune system but it is not wise to spoil good health.  

Stay healthy always because Health is Wealth.

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