Purchasing property is a huge investment.
Just like a home inspection, we recommend a well inspection prior to purchasing a home with a well. To insure that a well is functioning properly, a well inspection will include the following:
Determining The Use And Purpose Of The Well
A well inspection will determine whether the well is domestic (for human consumption), irrigation, or industrial. It will also include an estimate of groundwater usage per day and uncover water quality issues.
Visually Inspecting The Wellhead
This inspection will determine if the wellhead is properly seated.
Visually And Physically Inspecting The Water Well System Components
Inspecting the system components includes testing the pump, checking the valves, and electrical testing.
Visually Inspecting Auxiliary Equipment
Additional well equipment, such as pressure tanks and storage tanks, will be checked.
The well inspection report is a record of information about the well. It will contain the system specifications observed by the inspector, suggested recommendations for remedial work, and a recommended schedule for future routine inspection, testing, cleaning, and rehabilitation.
Along With A Well Inspection, A Potability Test Should Be Done
This will check the water for Coliform and E-Coli bacteria. Additional testing can be done at the buyers request.
— Based on Nation Ground Water Association Recommendations