Following are a few adverse health effects associated with the contaminants found in borewell water:
Borewell water testing parameters include determining the presence or absence of natural impurities such as nutrients from rocks and soil, heavy metals, radon gas, boron, selenium and proximity to farming and other industries.
Radioactive minerals such as uranium maybe found naturally within the ground. A preliminary survey of radioactive content of drinking ground water found higher levels of radioactivity when compared to surface water.
It may occur as a result of seepage from septic tanks or manure from livestock and domestic animals. Micro-organisms are generally more of a problem during drought, because they can be introduced into the well from flooding.
Nitrates and nitrites found in fertilizers, animal wastes, septic tanks and sewage treatment systems are common problems with ground water.
Heavy metals from Pipeline & Tanker
Heavy metals such as lead and copper may occur as a result of corroding domestic pipe, walls of metallic tanks or heavy metals generated from nearby industry.
Pesticide drift is a very real threat in farming communities and timber plantations which makes regular testing vital to account for accidents and seasonal variations.