Public Health tests drinking water for coli-form bacteria and nitrates. Once tested, they will provide you with a report on the findings either by mail or a telephone recording within a couple of days of the test. If the results are a concern to them in any way, they will state that in the report and include instructions on what to do next. For example, the report might say, “bacteria levels are nearing the maximum limit for human health: boil water before drinking, have well inspected for source of contamination, test again in 1 week.”
Over the years, the Kerbel family watched their pond slowly build up with silt, reducing water levels and filling with plants. Through discussions with CVC staff, they learned that the pond wasn’t really as natural as they thought and began a restoration project.