Bacteria in Well Water – Potability Tests – RI Living
Buying in RI in an area that does not have a public water supply encompasses a significant geographic area of my
RI real estate business. Anything that is considered suburban in RI may not have a town connected water supply. So two of the water tests a home buyer needs to be aware of as part of
their home inspection process are:
Most home inspectors will have a water quality company test for both well water potability and radon in the water for an additional expense during home inspection. It is money well spent by any home buyer.
Although there is a lot of water quality information on the EPA web site for a homeowner, it is not right to the point for the consumer (not surprising one might say).
Considerable couching of terms…so I go to my home inspector for better guidance. Remember this is RI living in the smaller towns in southern RI. In fact, if you do have a well you should be testing the water at least once a year, I am told, to ensure your drinking water is drinkable water. Make sure there is no bacteria in well water at your home.