Most people who live in town assume that the city has an obligation to provide them with safe drinking water and so rarely think about the importance of testing their water. Is it true? In a broader sense, the answer to that question is yes.  However, things don’t always work as they should. 

If you are not convinced, ask the citizens of Flint, Michigan. Ask them how they feel about the quality of water that the city is providing them.  You will be surprised to know the truth. Keep in mind that this is not an isolated event. In reality, there are over a thousand cities all over our country that have water that is even worse than Flint’s. The truth is, the city only has the legal obligation to supply you with drinking water. It has no responsibility to ensure that the water provided to you is free of contaminants.

This is why periodic public water system testing in Middleburg, VA, is so important.  Ideally, we would recommend having the water you receive at your home tested every year. This will ensure that the water you’re drinking and using for various other activities like cooking and bathing is free of contaminants. We also recommend you do such testing from time to time to ensure that nothing has happened to deteriorate the quality of the water you use.

First of all, ask yourself whether you are happy with the quality of the drinking water you get. For this, you may check the taste and other easily identifying properties of it, such as its smell. If you are not happy with what you taste, take the necessary steps to fix it.

 Here is some common issues city people often experience regarding the quality of water they use at their home. Having an idea about these issues will help you to identify similar problems with your water if present.

Water that tastes funny or smells bad – Sometimes, you may find the water coming to your home smells like rotten eggs. This usually happens when there is a high concentration of sulfates present in the water. We have lab tests that can detect the level of sulfides and determine the toxicity of the water.  

Another issue often found ish reddish-brown stains on the sinks, toilets, and showers. This happens when there is a high concentration of manganese or iron in the water. We also have lab tests that can detect the presence of these contaminants. 

Another problem people often come across is hard water that can cause a scaly residue to build up in your toilets, showers, and sinks.  Interestingly, we have a test for that too!

We recommend you give us a call for more details and take advantage of our public water system testing in Middleburg, VA, regularly.