Chances are that if you haven’t had your water tested recently, there could be hard water issues or harmful contaminates present.
Well water testing should be conducted every Spring to make sure there are no mechanical problems, and at least once each year for total coli-form bacteria, nitrate, TDS, pH, and mineral content amounts.
Every three years you should test your water for sulfate, chloride, iron, manganese, lead and hardness.
If a new baby is expected in the home, it is a good idea to test for nitrate in the early months of pregnancy, before bringing an infant home, and again during the first six months of the baby’s life.
It’s also a good idea to conduct a water test if you’ve repaired or replaced a well or old pipes.