Think Your Well Water Is Contaminated?

Think Your Well Water Is Contaminated?  

What Is a Water Well Service Test?

Most of our water well service clients ask us at Hill Country Water Well Drilling Services how they can be sure their water is safe to use? So we decided to write this blog for people that live outside of the Briggs, TX area. So, a well test is an evaluation to find out more about a wells production capacity and the characteristics of water which is drawn. This usually refers to testing water wells, however, can be done on both oil and gas wells. Firms that specialize in well testing can provide various services, and are sometimes willing to travel in order to reach remote well sites. Fees for testing, however, do vary depending on the type of tests done.

With a water well, an important concern is how much it can produce. As the pump works to draw water from the well, the water table will begin to decrease, this is what is called a drawdown. It is possible to draw down the aquifer too quickly by using a pump at its maximum capacity, which often results in draining a well dry. With a well test, the firm will determine exactly how much water the pump will safely draw at any given time.

This results in a rating, which will offer more information on the pumping capacity of a well. This does, however, vary at different times of the year, like dry season, as this will be when the water table will be at its lowest. A water well service test is done to determine how many households the well can realistically supply.

Testing technicians could also have a few concerns about depleting the water supply to a point where neighboring wells will no longer work and will need to consider the needs of every household that draw on the aquifer, not only one. It is also possible to perform a test to find out if the water is safe to use. These tests will check for any bacteria and other microorganisms, in addition to contaminants such as radon gas and chemicals.

If you have any concerns with regards to your water’s safety, then you need to call us immediately at (512) 657-0846.