Video Well Inspections

lizard at bottom of well

Amphibians and Reptiles, such as this lizard here at the bottom of this well, can carry Salmonella that can cause serious illness in people.

Test your private well annually for total coliform bacteria, nitrates, total dissolved solids, and pH levels. If you suspect the presence of other contaminants, you should test for those also. You can also contact your local health department to find out what substances may be common in your area’s groundwater.

You may want to test more frequently if small children or elderly adults live in your house or if someone in your home is pregnant or nursing. These segments of the population are often more vulnerable to pollutants than others.

You should also test your private well immediately if:

  • There are known problems with groundwater or drinking water in your area
  • Conditions near your well have changed significantly (i.e. flooding, land disturbances, and new construction or industrial activity)
  • You replace or repair any part of your well system.
  • You notice a change in your water quality (i.e. odor, color, taste).

In addition, well owners should also determine if the groundwater you rely on for household use is under direct influence from surface water. Groundwater under the direct influence of surface water is susceptible to contamination from activities on the surface. Source EPA.Gov

For a full list of potential contaminants and how to identify them, please visit EPA.Gov.

Our professionals at Watson Well Services are experienced in all levels of well inspection and water treatment. We have the latest technology in well cameras allowing us to video inspect well casings to 1000’ deep with side and 360-degree views. Viewing down the inside of a well is essential in the understanding of how a well has been constructed, checking casing joints, inspection of perforations or screened intervals, and the evaluation of organic deposits or bacterial deposits that can affect the performance of the well and quality of the wells water. Utilizing well cameras, and well video, our team inspect, identify and remove any potential water pollution, ensuring that your families water is always safe and refreshing.