Borewell Water Testing
Borewell Water testing is done as it is a groundwater that has been accessed by drilling a bore into underground water storages called aquifers.
The Contamination can be estimated when there are changes in appearance or odour. Bore water may be contaminated and unsafe to use without preliminary treatments. It should never be used for drinking, cooking, watering edible plants or filling up swimming pools unless it has been tested by a specialist laboratory.
Borewells are widely used as water sources in agriculture, industries and in domestic use. All users who need to use water from bore wells require water testing to assure water quality. With the municipal supplies, rainwater, and surface water availability becoming undependable, borewells are being increasingly seen as a dependable source of primary water supply.
Water from the borewells is purified by natural processes as it slowly seeps through the various layers of soil. It does, however, get contaminated with a variety of contaminants like heavy metals, pesticides, toxic chemicals, and even disease-causing bacteria and viruses.
Contaminants seep into the groundwater supply from contaminated surface water sources, drains, mining operations, farms, garbage dumps as well as from dumping of industrial toxic materials. Moreover, as borewells are being dug deeper and deeper there is an increased risk of contamination from heavy metals that are stored inside the earth.
Water from bore wells is used as a drinking water source and is used for other applications also. Therefore, bore well water as per the relevant quality standards is required before it is used. Below are some of the common applications and relevant standards for bore well –
Borewell water is widely used as a source of potable/drinking water for which it needs to be tested for conformance to the IS standard IS 10500.