Outdoor Environmental Concerns
A safe and reliable source of water is vital to everyone. If you rely on a well for drinking water, there are several things you should know to assure its safety for you and your family.
All groundwater contains some inorganic salts and minerals and some organic materials. They are usually found at very low levels and are not considered undesirable until they exceed approved limits.
There are many tests that can be conducted to determine the quality and safety of your water. However, selected tests can be run initially as “indicator” tests to give an idea of the overall water quality and safety of the water.
"SP392-B-Coliform Bacteria—An Indicator of Water Quality," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, SP392-B 6/07 07-0293, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexenvi/21