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Spring is the time for testing your farm’s water supply

Testing for every possible contaminant is expensive — here’s what should be at the top of the checklist

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s up to rural landowners to keep their water safe — and spring is the ideal time to get that job done, says a water quality expert. “Winter can accumulate pollutants, then spring thaw and run-off carries the previous six months’ worth of pollutants down to groundwater and sideways towards surface supplies,” said Mitch Golay, […] Read more

Woman Pouring Glass Of Water From Tap In Kitchen

Regular testing is the only way to ensure clean, safe water

Testing not only protects families, but can identify maintenance problems or other issues early on

Reading Time: 2 minutes Regulations ensure urban water supplies are regularly treated and tested, but rural residents can’t just turn on a tap and be assured of clean drinking water. If you get water from a private well, you’re responsible for managing and maintaining the well and ensuring the water supply is tested regularly and is safe to drink. […] Read more