Well Testing In Jasper County, MO


Lead mining and smelting may be major sources of heavy metal contamination to ground water. Lead poisoning affects every system in the body. It can cause learning disabilities, behavioral problems and, at high levels, can cause seizures, comas, stroke, and kidney disease. Cadmium exposure can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle cramps and convulsions. Long term exposure to cadmium can cause kidney, liver, bone and red blood cell damage.

All properties with private wells being sold or transferred in Jasper County must have the well water tested for lead and cadmium. A DNR certified tester is required to collect the sample. The new owner and the Jasper County Health Department shall receive a copy of the test results. If test results indicate heavy metal contamination above the EPA action levels then treatment is strongly recommended.

EPA established an action level for lead at 15 parts per billion (ppb).
EPA established an action level for cadmium at 5 parts per billion (ppb).

Heavy metals may be removed from well water by:

1.Reverse Osmosis
2.Distillation
3.Lime Softening
4.Ion Exchange
5.Coagulation/Filtration

Activated charcoal or carbon filters will not remove high levels of lead or cadmium from well water. EPA testing in this area has shown water softeners to be effective at removing these metals although they are not specifically intended to do so.

Certified Well Testers

Advanced Septic Solutions

Seneca, MO

(417) 623-4282

Bill Rose Pump

Jasper, MO

(417) 525-6111

Cantrell Drilling Pump Service

Neosho, MO

(417) 451-2181

Carthage ASE Pump

Carthage, MO

(417) 358-2366

Gaston Pump

Wyandotte, OK

(918) 786-4224

Letts & Demery Pump

Neosho, MO

(417) 624-0426

Mid-America Environmental

Carthage, MO

(417) 358-3599

Pump & Water Systems

Grove, OK

(918) 786-9047

Richards Pump Service

Neosho, MO

(417) 451-6064

Thomlinson Pump

Stark City, MO

(417) 638-5515

Tuggle Pump Service

Granby, MO

(417) 472-3611

Water Analysis

Joplin, MO

(417) 623-2626

White Welding & Pump

Sarcoxie, MO

(417) 548-3310

Wicker Well Drilling

Aurora, MO

(417) 723-5498

Wil-Co Drilling

Buffalo, MO

(417) 345-6817