When having your well pressure tested, as well as water quality tested, it's VITAL to do it the correct way as any deviation can produce a false result.

Colorado well water standards require a 2-hour production test in order to ensure that the reading is as accurate as possible.  The common 1-hour test simply doesn't give the most accurate reading.  AquaTerra always performs a full 2-hour test to ensure the most accurate reading of your well production.

In addition, proper discharge of ground water is equally vital.  Discharging into a bucket, down a sink, or into a tub simply won't do.  Additionally, the location of the discharge is important, as wells often have septic tanks and leach fields nearby. 

If talking to another company PLEASE ASK if they use the "bucket method".  If they do, run!


In order to ensure the integrity of your home's environment, AquaTerra takes special care to make sure the ground water, which can be well over a thousand gallons, is discharged in an environmentally friendly manner.

Equally important, when doing a water quality check, taking the time to hold the bottle cap the right way, to draw water from the appropriate source (which probably isn't what you think), and exactly where to hold the bottle while drawing a sample...not doing these in just the right way can easily give a false reading, which may cause you to pay for remediation that you don't actually need.

AquaTerra takes the time to draw water samples the RIGHT way from the right source, with gloved hands, proper bottle placement and water temperature.  Yes, this ALL matters!  

This is what makes AquaTerra Colorado's premier well and water quality testing company.

Book your appointment today.  We look forward to working with you and appreciate your business.

Rich Valdez

Rich has tested thousands of well systems over the past 8 years, from the mountains to the plains - even city and municipal wells.  In Rich's off-times, Rich is playing in the forest.

Michael Johnson

Michael's background is in all aspects of real estate, from transactions to flipping to working on his own homes.  Working with AquaTierra has been a tremendous expansion of his passions and talents.  Outside of work, put Michael in a saddle or on the river and he's a happy man.

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