With all of the talk of food recalls because of salmonella, the warning signs should be going up to those of us who own wells on our property. With the current spring thaw, its an excellent time to check water for e.Coli and coliform.

Well water should be checked on an annual basis as a precaution to insure water safety for drinking. Cases of people being sick, death of wildlife have been traced to unsafe well water. Last week, an article on HobbyFarms.com addressed this topic and gave suggestions with respect to the National Ground Water Association for proper maintenance of wells.

If you have a question concerning your well, contact a representative at Midwest Laboratories. The team answers lots of questions regarding water testing in the spring and would welcome the opportunity to address questions you might have regarding your well water maintenance program.