water testing for old well
My husband and I built a new house and connected to an old well. (We demolished the old house.) Culligan tested our water but did not test for bacteria. We will be renting a twin water softener and iron clear.
My questions are:
1. Should we send the water sample to test for bacteria before or after Culligan installs the equipment?
2. Should we have the state test for anything else?
The paperwork states that new well are required to test for bacteria, nitrate, conductivity, sodium and sulfates. However, we did not drill a new well and do not want to pay for unnecessary tests.
Our test results are (if I am reading correctly):
total iron 2 ppm - ferrous .75 ppm & ferric 1.25 ppm
1500 dissolved solids
3 ppm nitrates
organic 0 ppm or tannins (this could be wrong - hard to read writing)
Any thoughts or advice is greatly appreaciated. Thanks everyone.