Schedule Your Annual Water Well Check Up
Changes in indoor water pressure or quality may indicate service is needed for your well equipment or water treatment system.
Wells tapping ground water resources can provide drinking water of the highest quality. Owning a private water well requires a property owner to maintain their own water supply. Ownership comes with the responsibility of keeping the water well in good working order. Clear Water PSI’s licensed
professionals are ready to help. Call today! 407-302-4455
Why Is a Checkup Important?
A properly constructed and maintained well will provide you with many years of quality service but they need basic maintenance at least once a year. Routine maintenance ensures the proper operation of the well and prolongs the years of service and provides an opportunity to monitor the water’s quality.
Your Check Up Will Include:
- Pressure test and balancing – tank & pressure switch
- Flow test
- Motor performance tests
- Sanitary seal inspection
- Visual water quality assessment
Additional water quality testing available: Nitrates, Iron, Manganese, Hardness, Sulfides, Salinity and
other elements that effect staining, water appearance or odor
Additional water quality tests may be recommended if water appears cloudy or oily, if bacterial growth is visible on fixtures, or water treatment devices are not working as they should. Clear Water PSI staff may work with or refer clients to a third-party for laboratory tests.
Check with Clear Water PSI or your local health department for information on known water quality issues.
Licensed professional quality you can trust
Clear Water PSI recommends private well owners stay informed. For more information about groundwater, private wells and certified water testing visit the Florida Department of Health’s
private well owner website my.floridaeh.com/water
In Florida, we are fortunate to have a large source of groundwater.
Groundwater fills the cracks and pores in sand, soil and the rocks that are under the surface of
the earth, like water fills a sponge. These layers are called aquifers and they are Florida’s main
source of drinking water. Most groundwater is naturally clean and free of contaminants.
Unfortunately, Florida’s aquifers can become contaminated by chemicals and bacteria that can
cause illness and disease. Bacteria and nitrates can reach the groundwater through poorly
maintained septic systems, nearby livestock and farm lands, poorly built wells, and as a result
of flooding. Dangerous chemicals can enter into the groundwater from leaking gasoline storage
tanks, over-use of pesticides, landfills, improper dumping of hazardous wastes and storm water
run-off. In fact, there are over 31,000 areas of known groundwater contamination in Florida.
Well Owner Checklist
- Have your well water tested once a year for bacteria and nitrate
- Ask your county health department if they recommend testing for additional contaminants
- Use a state certified laboratory to make sure that your test results are valid
- Certified laboratories are not necessary for iron, hardness, TDS, tannin
- Verify your well’s sanitary seal or well seal is intact and water-tight
- Routinely check the well head and above ground pipes for cracks, leaks or corrosion
- If your well head is underground, mark the location with a permanent stake or marker
- Keep the area around your well clean, clear and well-maintained
- Cap or seal unused wells until it is properly abandoned by a licensed well contractor
- Maintain equipment routinely – water softeners, chlorination and filters
- Have your septic tank pumped and inspected every 3 – 5 years
- Keep a log of all inspections and tests on your well and septic system
How To Keep Your Well “Well”
- Don’t pour poisonous chemicals down sinks and drains
- Don’t pour used car oil or other chemicals on the ground
- Don’t mix or store pesticides, fertilizers, fuel or other chemicals near your well
- Don’t drain water softeners or washing machines near your well
- Don’t dump any type of wastes in dry or abandoned wells
- Don’t let rainfall puddle around the well
- Don’t dig near your underground water lines
- Don’t buy water treatment equipment unless your test results indicate a
problem with your water
- Don’t forget to have your well water tested every year!