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Westchester County Water Profile Test

Here a few FAQ’s and answers to help you to understand and navigate the Westchester County Profile Test.

What is The Westchester Profile Water Test?

A Local Law that applies to properties in Westchester County served by private wells used for drinking water.
The law requires:

  • A water test must be conducted upon the signing of a contract of sale for any property served by a private well.
  • Testing for leased properties must be conducted on a regular, on-going basis.
  • Testing must be conducted prior to the use of water from new wells or wells that have not been in use as a potable water supply for a period of five years.
The Local LawClick Here
What does the test specifically cover?
  • Inorganic CompoundsArsenic, Nitrate as Nitrogen, Lead (First draw & Flashed)
  • Microbiological Parameters: Bacteria (Escherichia Coli and Total Coliforms)
  • Secondary Drinking Water Contaminants:  pH, Iron, Manganese, Sodium, Chloride
  • Total Metal Digestion
  • VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) Panel of 62 covering toxic chemicals, industrial solvents, agricultural pesticides, herbicides, paints, pharmaceuticals and refrigerants.

Testing is good for one year, therefore, don’t submit for testing until you have signed a contract.

How Is It Done?

Westfair Water Systems can assist you with the entire process;  we are an Authorized Representative of a Certified Laboratory:

  • We collect the water samples and deliver to the medical laboratory.
  • We complete the Private Well Water Testing Reporting Form to accompany the sample.
  • Testing is done on the potable water bypassing any existing filtration systems.
  • The final report takes approximately 12-14 days after sample is taken.
  • All test results shall be submitted by the Certified Laboratory to the Westchester County Board of Health Department.
  • We will assist in any remediations necessary should the sample fail testing.

Please note: Homeowners must be in contract for the testing to be done and the house must be occupied or chlorination of the well might be necessary prior to testing.  Test cannot be performed until 7 days after chlorination.

Ok...Now What Should I Do?
If you are a homeowner or realtor… follow the instructions below under the appropriate tab.  Westfair Water will assist you along the way.  Any questions, feel free to call us and ask for Lisa.

HOMEOWNERSREALTORS

What You Need To Know…

You MUST be in contract in order to do testing.

Allow 12-14 days for final report and any remediation if necessary.

Is the house occupied?

If YES, that’s helpful as the water needs to be used on a regular basis.

  • Download the Instruction Sheet, obtain the necessary signatures, return to Lisa at Westfair per the information at the bottom of the form, and she will schedule you for testing.

If NO, and the house  has not been occupied for 3 weeks or more, the well will need to be chlorinated.

  • Must know where well cap is located, and it should be open prior to us coming, or sign the Release Form to release us of liability.
  • Payment is due upon chlorination.  Call for price which includes chlorination and follow-up test.
  • Test cannot be performed for 7 days AFTER the chlorination.

Call Lisa at Westfair to schedule – 914-241-2261

Instruction SheetDownload   Release FormDownload

What You Need To Know…

Client MUST be in contract in order to do testing.

Allow 12-14 days for final report and any remediation if necessary.

Is the house occupied?

If YES, that’s helpful as the water needs to be used on a regular basis.

  • Download the Instruction Sheet, obtain the necessary signatures, return to Lisa at Westfair per the information at the bottom of the form, and she will schedule you for testing.

If NO, and the house  has not been occupied for 3 weeks or more, the well will need to be chlorinated.

  • Must know where well cap is located, and it should be open prior to us coming, or sign the Release Form to release us of liability.
  • Payment is due upon chlorination.  Call for price which includes chlorination and follow-up test.
  • Test cannot be performed for 7 days AFTER the chlorination.

Call Lisa at Westfair to schedule – 914-241-2261

Instruction SheetDownload   Release FormDownload

Contact Us

If you have more questions regarding the Westchester County Profile Test give us a call.

Phone: 914.241.2261