Can you test for groundwater?
Groundwater testing protects groundwater resources and the environment.
How often should groundwater be tested?
Tests for bacteria, nitrite, and nitrate should be done yearly. A more thorough test that checks for hardness, arsenic, copper, chloride, VOC, and radon should be done every three to five years.
How are groundwater rights in Colorado determined?
As with non-tributary groundwater, not non-tributary groundwater is allocated according to overlying land ownership based on an assumed 100-year aquifer life; however, not non-tributary groundwater requires both a well permit and a water court-decreed augmentation plan.
Can you drill your own water well in Colorado?
Prior to drilling a ground water well in Colorado, you must have a permit from the Colorado Division of Water Resources, also known as the State Engineer’s Office. Most private domestic wells in Colorado are “exempt” from administration in the priority system and do not require augmentation.
What is the best way to determine if groundwater has been contaminated?
The only way to detect most pollutants is by testing. Before hydraulic fracturing operations begin in a new area, American Petroleum Institute guidance (API – HF1) recommends that a baseline assessment program which includes the sampling of nearby water wells be conducted prior to hydraulic fracturing operations.
How do I find out where my water table is?
The most reliable method of obtaining the depth to the water table at any given time is to measure the water level in a shallow well with a tape. If no wells are available, surface geophysical methods can sometimes be used, depending on surface accessibility for placing electric or acoustic probes.
How do I know if my well water is safe to drink?
Is My Water Safe To Drink? The only way to tell if your drinking water is safe is by having it tested at a certified laboratory. Harmful bacteria, parasites, and viruses are invisible to the naked eye, so water which looks and tastes good may not necessarily be safe to drink.
How can I test water quality at home without a kit?
Without having to go too far out of your way, one of the easiest options for a hard water test is with a clear, clean, empty bottle with a cap, pure liquid soap and water right from your tap. Fill the bottle one-third full, add a few drops of pure liquid soap and shake vigorously for a few seconds.
Who owns the water rights to a property in Colorado?
In Colorado, there is no ownership registry for water rights. The Office of the State Engineer does not have any ownership information. If you want to find out which water rights go with your land, you must research the deeds at your county clerk’s office.
How much do water rights cost in Colorado?
Unfortunately there is no value estimate to provide that can represent Colorado water rights. In the past year, I have done valuations or assisted with transactions that involved water right sale prices ranging from $300 per acre-foot to nearly $90,000 per acre-foot.
What does it cost to drill a water well in Colorado?
Well Drilling Costs By State
|State||Average Cost Per Foot|
|Arizona||$27 – $58|
|Arkansas||$26 – $57|
|California||$30 – $65|
|Colorado||$28 – $62|
How much does it cost to drill a well in Colorado mountains?
Average prices differ by state: California: $25–$50 per foot. Colorado: $20–$40 per foot.
How can I get my water tested in Colorado?
Our Chemistry and Environmental Microbiology programs work together to test water for the state of Colorado. Below you will find links for homeowners that desire testing and for labs meeting compliance for testing drinking water throughout the state.
How often does the USGS measure groundwater in Colorado?
USGS Groundwater Data for Colorado Click to hide state-specific text Current Conditions (56 sites) Current conditions at selected sites based on the most recent data from on-site automated recording equipment. Measurements are commonly recorded at a fixed interval of 15- to 60-minutes and transmitted to the USGS every hour.
Where can I find real-time water data for Colorado?
Explore the NEWUSGS National Water Dashboardinteractive map to access real-time water data from over 13,500 stations nationwide. Full News USGS Groundwater Data for Colorado Click to hide state-specific text
How many inspectors are there in Colorado for well construction?
Enforcement of the existing Colorado Revised Statutes and Rules and Regulations for Well Construction and Pump Installation The Well Inspection Program currently has three inspectors including the Chief Well Inspector. Their contact information and locations they serve is available under Contact Us, Denver Office page, Well Inspection Section.