In recent years, the safety of ground water and well water in Delaware has become a major issue. The problem with receiving your household water from a well is that your water comes from groundwater. Most private wells are not tested regularly. This is compared to public water which is tested regularly as required by both state and federal regulations. Specifically, at the federal level, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires municipalities and companies that provide water to the public to undergo rigorous testing.
For private well owners, there is no requirement for any testing. If any testing is completed on a private well, the homeowners are required to do it, and pay for it, themselves. It is important to know what to look for in how to spot if your well water is contaminated.
There are visible signs of well water contamination that you can spot if you know what to look for:
These visible signs of well contamination can often be seen in older homes with older sinks and faucets that are serviced by private water wells.
Not only are there visible signs of contamination, there are also signs of contamination on how the water tastes. Here are some funky tastes to look out for in your well water:
If you have experienced health problems due to contaminated well water, you may seek compensation to help. Our knowledgeable Wilmington environmental lawyers at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. have are experienced in helping homeowners with contaminated wells. Call us today 302-656-5445 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation are our law offices in Wilmington and Millsboro, Delaware. We serve clients in Dover, New Castle County, Sussex County, and throughout Delaware.