Interpreting water test results
- Interpreting your drinking, livestock and irrigation water quality test results.
- Understanding your test results.
- Bacteria in water wells.
Radon in drinking water
Radon generally isn’t a problem with public drinking water systems because aeration in the treatment process releases dissolved radon to the atmosphere. However, if the water is from a private well, radon levels could be unacceptably high. We recommend testing well water if air radon concentrations in the occupied dwelling are above 4 pCi/L.
- Alkalinity, pH and total dissolved solids.
- Antimony, barium and beryllium.
- Cadmium and selenium.
- Chromium, mercury and thallium.
- Nitrate and nitrite.
- Total iron.
- Total coliform and E. coli bacteria.