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Water Testing: What's in my water?

If you haven’t asked this question already, now is the time! 

Your household deserves water with great taste and smell. The water quality of your household could determine the safety of your water and the health of loved ones. That’s why it’s important to understand and act upon the test results of your well water quality! According to the EPA, homeowners whose water does not come from public drinking water systems are responsible for making sure their water is safe for use. National guidelines recommend that homeowners test their water annually for coliform bacteria, nitrates, lead, and dissolved solids. 

Flow Right Water Testing Services

If you’re a homeowner living in the Colorado Springs-Pueblo area, you know how good life is in the great outdoors. Our talented team of technicians wants to make life even better by maintaining high standards of water quality for when the great outdoors makes its way inside your home through your water supply. 

Flow Right offers high-quality water testing services that will evaluate the health of your home’s water supply. Water that is not filtered can contain several contaminants, including heavy metals and volatile organics that are harmful to the health of your family members and household appliances. 

What Homeowners Need to Know About Perfluorinated Compounds (PFOAs) in El Paso or Pueblo Counties

The Flow Right water quality test will identify the presence of Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) in your drinking water. PFCs are a group of man-made chemicals with oil and water-resistant properties. This makes them very difficult and often cost-prohibitive for utilities to filter out. 

No one wants to be drinking these, but most people who are don’t know it. That’s where water testing comes in. For homeowners living in El Paso County and Pueblo County, it is particularly important to test the quality of your water supply. 

A recent study analyzed the water quality of 95 water samples from the region. The results found elevated levels of PFOA in the public drinking water supply- a few samples revealed PFOA levels of over 20 times the levels recommended by EPA guidelines. 

Fact: As of 2020, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has put forth new state-certified water quality regulations that monitor PFOA levels in the region more closely.

You can also learn more about testing the quality of your home’s drinking water and filtering Perfluorochemicals (PFCs) from your water supply by following this link to Flow Right’s Guide to Water Contamination in Colorado.

What Homeowners Need to Know About Perfluorinated Compounds (PFOAs) in El Paso or Pueblo Counties

The Flow Right water quality test will identify the presence of Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) in your drinking water. PFCs are a group of man-made chemicals with oil and water-resistant properties. This makes them very difficult and often cost-prohibitive for utilities to filter out. 

No one wants to be drinking these, but most people who are don’t know it. That’s where water testing comes in. For homeowners living in El Paso County and Pueblo County, it is particularly important to test the quality of your water supply. 

A recent study analyzed the water quality of 95 water samples from the region. The results found elevated levels of PFOA in the public drinking water supply- a few samples revealed PFOA levels of over 20 times the levels recommended by EPA guidelines. 

Fact: As of 2020, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has put forth new state-certified water quality regulations that monitor PFOA levels in the region more closely.

Common Contaminants in Your Water

Bacteria, sediment, and chemicals are all common contaminants found in your water supply. We want you to understand what’s in your water, so check out the list below to learn more!

Water Usage Facts and Statistics 

  • Fact: The average four-person family will spend $820 annually on water supply fees and sewer charges. We keep this in mind at Flow Right – check out our family-friendly rates!
  • Fact: There are many ways your water supply can become contaminated. Sewer overflows, naturally occurring minerals, and pesticide use are a few sources of water contamination. That’s why we suggest having a water filter installed in your private or public water system, too!

Tips and Reminders for Water Testing in Colorado Springs & Fountain, Colorado

Colorado Springs homeowners can review all problems related to water as reported in the 2020 Colorado Springs Consumer Confidence Report

The report shows high concentrations of Chromium 6, a highly toxic metal, in the public water supply. In addition, high levels of lead and PFOAs have been found in the water supply.

  • Fact: 75% of Colorado Springs’ water originates from mountain streams. The rest of the water supply is locally sourced from groundwater and surface water. 

Make It Right™ Flow Right

Our team of professionals is always at the top of their game. At Flow Right, we strive to provide our customers with the best experience possible. 

Why take it from us when you can hear customer feedback yourself? 

Following service, Flow Right customer Rachel DiOrio praised the thorough and informative technique of our technicians. 

“Flow Right will definitely be the place I call in the future for any other needs,” she said. “Thanks for the great service at a great price!”

The Most Important Compound in Your Water

H2O. The bottom line is the more H2O you have in your water, and generally the less of other elements, the better.

  • Fact: The average American uses 101.5 gallons of water per day. How much of that is high-quality H2O?

The Flow Right team wants your family to be in the best shape possible to take on future adventures in the great outdoors. Being aware of what is in your water is an important way to maintain the health of your household. 

Flow Right services offer water quality testing at family-friendly rates, so you can make sure all 101.5 gallons of water you use every day is safe for consumption and use. 

Contact Flow Right for Water Testing Services

Rebecca Johnson
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Our AC stopped working a year after installation. We spoke to the company that installed it and had another company come out to look at it. Both said there was nothing wrong with it and we were told to use thinner filters. After several years of being miserable over the summer months and thinking we were crazy, we decided to try one time with a company we hadn’t used before. We called FlowRight and they were able to come out and see us on short notice and more importantly, they were able to accurately identify the problem and fix it. Joe was amazing. Very knowledgeable and willing to tell and show you what he was doing. They came out after hours and had our AC up and running within the hour. They were very reasonably priced as well. My biggest regret is not calling them sooner.
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Best in home services provider experience ever. I've had plumbers, contractors, and electricians in my home. Never have I had a better experience. The Flow Right plumber was super professional and personable. They did a wonderful job and I won't hesitate to call them again. The price was on point as well. Thank you!
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