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Terrie Thomas, Home Buyer in Flint, MI

well water what to look for

Asked by Terrie Thomas, Flint, MI Sat Jun 25, 2011

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Good morning Terrrie,
Well water and community wells as well as city water are all issues. I am part owner of Millbrook Artesian Water co. http://www.millbrookwaterco.com . The main issue in Northern Oakland county and some of Genese county is Arsenic. Which is a naturally occurring event. We have also put contaminants in our ground which seeps into the ground water below. There are some schools who cannot drink the well water. You need to test the water with the county or city , whom ever will test it for you. There is also a problem with wells and whether the well head is still working up to maximum pressure. So, the # 1 right thing to do is test the water first. Good Luck.
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Terrie:

Good Evening!! As Terri stated you would want to have the well water tested for contaminants, excess minerals, metals and bacteria. Also, if there is a septic system you would want to have that tested also.

Good Luck,

Karen Paytas, GRI, CMS
Realtor
Real Living Kee Realty
586-709-8465
kpaytas@mirealsource.com
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Get a well inspection.
You will want to have the water tested for contaminants and excess minerals.
The flow should be tested to insure you have the quantity and pressure you need.
How deep is the well?
Is it shared, individual or community well.
If shared how is the maintenance managed.
Is water seasonal?
Are there other water sources in the event the water table shifts?
Just a few I can think of. Your best resource is a local, experienced well inspector. If you don't know how to find one check with your local building and planning department.

All the best to you.
Web Reference: http://www.terrivellios.com
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