Bore Water Testing. Is it a requirement?

Bore water testing can be a requirement in some jurisdictions. The primary concern is reliable identification and avoidance of contaminants if bore water is used for processes that will ultimately involve human consumption, either of the water itself or of produce derived from the bore water.

LederWaterDrill tests every new bore for salinity,(usability) on site. Further testing can be done by the land owner with a private water supply testing service. If water is for domestic use, it’s recommended you test your water for heavy metals and or contaminants.

In urban and rural areas sub surface water supplies can offer a reliable and safe avenue for meeting the water needs of property owners. Unfortunately it isn’t uncommon for groundwater in those areas to become contaminated from a variety of sources. Some examples are:

  • Sewage from drop toilets improperly positioned or from faulty septic tanks.
  • Concentrations of animal waste or dead animals relatively close to the water source that are allowed to ‘leach’ underground.
  • Agricultural by products such as pesticides or industrial fertilizers.
  • Literal pollution from factories, mining or other industrial operations.
  • Chemicals that can occur naturally in certain land forms such as arsenic.

Other examples include microbes and in rare cases even radioactivity.

For these reasons it is well advised to have your bore water testing done regularly. You can learn more about bore water testing HERE.

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