Water Inspection


If you and your family obtain your household water from a private well or you plan to purchase a home with a well, then you need to learn all about well inspections. A well inspection performed before the purchase of a house can help a homebuyer learn if the well is currently providing healthy and sanitary water. It also checks that components are functioning properly and if the well meets all local building code requirements.

Your Home Inspector Will Test the water used for drinking, bathing, or cooking.  Tests untreated surface waters and ground waters – springs, lakes, streams or rain water & test treated city water supplies and well water.


Water System Audit

A water system audit also called a well component inspection, is performed during most well inspections. During this inspection step, the “well casing”, covering, pump, and pressure tank are examined to ensure they are in good working order and are free from damage. If the well is equipped with optional filters or other “well accessories”, these devices will be inspected as well.

Flow and Yield Test

During a flow and yield test, the well’s ability to produce a steady flow of water and continue to provide water during a long drought period is tested.

The flow test is often performed by pumping water from an outdoor spigot for about 30 minutes while checking for the minimum required flow of at least 3 to 5 gallons per minute during this time. The well yield is tested by performing a variety of complex tasks that determine how readily groundwater begins refilling the well after the water inside of the well is pumped out of it.

Water Quality Test

During a water quality test, well water is tested for the presence of a variety of potential contaminants that can make the water unsafe to drink. Potential well water contaminants include coliform bacteria, lead, radon, pesticides, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and more. Water is checked for the presence of minerals that are not unsafe to drink in small amounts, yet potentially toxic at very high levels, such as iron and zinc.

If you own a home equipped with a water well or plan to purchase one, then be sure to obtain water well inspection before your purchase, and annually after. Contact the water well experts at Bruce MacKay Pump & Well Service, Inc., to obtain water well inspection service today.

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We Test For 50 Different Parameters

  • Test Your Water for 50 Different Parameters
  • Test Your Water Used for Drinking, Bathing, or Cooking
  • Test Untreated Surface Waters and Ground Waters — Springs, Lakes, Streams, or Rain Water
  • Test Treated City Water Supplies and Well

50 Different Parameters – Comprehensive Analysis of City Water or Well Water


  • Aluminum
  • Antimony
  • Arsenic
  • Barium
  • Beryllium
  • Boron
  • Cadmium
  • Calcium
  • Chromium
  • Cobalt
  • Copper
  • Hex-Chrome
  • Iron
  • Lithium
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Molybdenum
  • Nickel
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Silica
  • Silicon
  • Silver
  • Sodium
  • Strontium
  • Thallium
  • Tin
  • Vanadium
  • Zinc

Physical Properties

  • Alkalinity
  • Bicarbonate
  • Conductivity
  • Hardness
  • pH
  • Aggressive Index
  • Langelier Saturation Index
  • Ryznar Stability Index
  • Tannin/Lignin
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Turbidity


  • Bromide
  • Chloride
  • Flouride
  • Nitrate-N
  • Nitrite-N
  • Sulfate


  • Total Coliform (Includes E.coli)
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