31 May 2014

IDEM Well Water Survey

Water Treatment Comments Off on IDEM Well Water Survey

Do you know how healthy your well water is today? Do you want to find out? If you rely on a private well for water on your property, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) wants to hear from you. The agency is currently looking for residents in all 92 counties across the state to have their well water quality checked, as part of IDEM’s annual Groundwater Assessment Survey.

 

This is an important opportunity for two reasons. First, you get to find out the quality and safety of your own drinking water. Even if you perform regular testing and cleaning on your well, IDEM’s expert study will reinforce what you already know, and you may learn something in the process. Second, by allowing IDEM to test your well, you’ll help create a more comprehensive water quality map for the entire state of Indiana. With more participants of this statewide survey, we can help raise awareness in our communities about the many hazards our water supplies face from pollution, runoff, and other activities. The more we promote safe and sustainable water management, the better and healthier we’ll all be.

 

How can I help?

In order to be a part of IDEM’s survey, there are a few qualifications you must meet to be eligible. From the agency’s website:

 

To ensure the quality of the water data collected statewide, there are some requirements to be considered for this opportunity. To be eligible for this program, the well must have been entered in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) water well database (which can be checked by IDEM staff, or is available online), be screened at a depth that is representative of the primary aquifer in the area, and have an outside spigot that does not go through a water softener or other treatment and is accessible to IDEM staff.

Testing should continue throughout the summer. For more information and to sign up for the survey, visit IDEM’s website here: http://www.in.gov/idem/6892.htm

 

C&J Well Company has no affiliation with IDEM or its annual Groundwater Assessment Survey, but we still encourage you to consider being a part of this important statewide review. Testing the quality of your water well is a fast and non-invasive process, and is very educational for the state and for you. If water quality is something you are concerned about at home, feel free to contact us and learn more about our many products and services designed to improve the health of your home’s drinking water supply.