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A first thing to check if a well fails a drinking water potability or other test is to be sure that the test was properly conducted. This article describes common mistakes people make when testing water and what to do about them.

This series of water testing articles explains many common water contamination tests for bacteria and other contaminants in water samples. We describe what to do about contaminated water, listing common corrective measures when water test results are unsatisfactory.

We include water testing and water correction measures warnings for home owners and especially for home buyers when certain conditions are encountered, with advice about what to do when these circumstances are encountered. Various water treatment methods for contaminated water are reviewed and the pros and cons of each are discussed.



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Water Test Procedure Errors: Assure Proper Water Sample Testing Procedures Were Followed, Detecting Water Test Cheating

If a result is not satisfactory the following questions must be addressed:

When is Well Disinfection Required?

If the source of the contamination is not due to an ongoing situation, for example bad ground water source, then a disinfection of the water system will solve the problem.

What was the level of contamination detected? This question is explored next at BACTERIA LEVEL INTERPRETATION (live link given just below).

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Or see CHEATING ON WATER TESTS

Or see FAILED WATER TESTS - WHEN to RE-TEST

Or see WATER TEST PROCEDURE

Or see WATER TESTING ADVICE for home buyers and building owners: water contaminants, water test procedures, well shock procedures, preventing drinking water contamination

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