Tips for safety, health and water conservation
Establish a wellhead protection
area around your well with a minimum radius of 100 feet. Do not spill,
store or dispose of animal wastes, fuels, pesticides, fertilizers
or paints within that area.
Test your well water at least once a year for coliform bacteria and
at least once every three years for the Routine Domestic Water Analysis.
Call a certified private lab for details, or contact the Nevada State
Health Laboratory at (702) 733-3700.
Check for broken water lines, which are one of the major causes of
hidden leaks and wasted water from wells. Take extra care when searching
for a broken line, due to the pressure and storage tanks installed
as part of your well system.
Follow these tips to find a leak:
Turn off all water inside and outside your home
Write down your meter reading
Leave all water turned off overnight or for at least eight hours
Recheck your meter reading. If the reading has changed, you may have
a hidden leak.