Reasons not to test…

The current testing program is under review and will be published when finalized. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

CCGG members have heard many homeowner comments justifying not testing their well water. We try to explain our reasoning with them. However, CCGG does not squabble with anyone because:

  • CCGG only helps those who want help.
  • CCGG is an educational, not activist, organization.
  • CCGG has no regulatory authority.
  • This is America and it’s you and your family’s water, sewage and health.

We have heard comments from people who do not think water testing is necessary. Because you may be thinking the same, we would like to share some of these with you, along with CCGG’s thoughts about them.

HOMEOWNER:
“I’ve been drinking this water all my life and there’s nothing wrong with me.”
CCGG:
Does anyone in your family have an autoimmune disease or cancer?
How do you know there’s nothing wrong with you?
Well, maybe not yet. Many problems develop when we get older.

HOMEOWNER:
“There’s nothing wrong with MY water.”
CCGG:
How do you know if you didn’t test it?
Water can look, smell and taste great, and still be dangerous.

HOMEOWNER:
“Everybody around here has good water; everybody knows that.”
CCGG:
That’s what I thought too. Then I tested my water.
What if I told you of some of the problems that are common in the area?

HOMEOWNER:
“What if I test my water and there’s nothing wrong with it? I just wasted my money.”
CCGG:
No you didn’t. You will know for sure that your water is safe.
Would you feel better if something terrible was found?
Now you can sleep better, knowing your water is not harming you or your family.

HOMEOWNER:
“My neighbor just tested his water and it was fine. Mine must be too.”
CCGG:
To know that, you would have to look into the ground to see if you’re both in the same geological formation, with the same water moving freely to both wells?

HOMEOWNER:
“Water testing is a waste of time and money.”
CCGG:
As human beings, we try to provide the best for our families. Why isn’t water included?

HOMEOWNER:
“I never heard of the Groundwater Guardians”
CCGG:
We’ve been here since 1999.
CCGG received the “Governor’s Award for Watershed Stewardship for 2002.”
We must be the best-kept secret in Carbon County.

HOMEOWNER:
“You just want to sell me water treatment equipment.”
CCGG:
No we don’t. We don’t sell anything. CCGG is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and we help people with their water-related problems for free.

HOMEOWNER:
“I don’t know how to get a water test or what to test for?”
CCGG:
Again, we must be the best-kept secret in Carbon County.
We will help you and our services are absolutely free.

We hope these comments will give you a better understanding of the Groundwater Guardians. We wouldn’t be in existence if there were no reason. Carbon County has an ample supply of groundwater, and much of it is good. However, not all of it is safe to drink, especially for pregnant women, infants, young children and the elderly. If you never tested your water, you are gambling with the health of your family.

Bookmark and Share