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Q:  Are you a week away from closing and the county can not make any promises about when they can schedule a well and septic inspection?

A:  WaterWork, Inc. is your answer!

WaterWork, Inc. has specialized in water analysis and well and septic inspections in the Triangle area of North Carolina since 1991.

WaterWork, Inc. promises to be on-site to collect a water sample and make a visual inspection of the septic system within 72 hours of a request. A 24 hour coliform group bacteria water test is run by a North Carolina certified laboratory and the results are faxed and mailed to you immediately. Lead, nitrate, and nitrite have a 5 - 10 day turn around time. Please call if you have any questions or, better yet, with directions to your next property in need of an inspection!


Services Provided:

Counties Served:

  • External Well and Septic Inspections
  • Water Analysis
  • Mold Testing
  • Wake
  • Durham
  • Orange
  • Eastern Alamance
  • Southern Franklin
  • Southern Granville
  • Western Johnston
  • Southern Person
  • Chatham

Important Inspection Information

As of 1/1/2008 septic inspection protocol is dictated by the state of North Carolina. Septic inspectors must be certified by the state. The state "highly recommends" the septic tank be pumped at the time of inspection. If you decide not to have the tank pumped we have a waiver that says you know what the state recommends, but you choose not to have the tank pumped.

The state requires the interior of the septic tank be inspected. This means both the inlet lid and the outlet lid of the septic tank need to be exposed prior to the inspection. If the tank has two risers the inspection can be done immediately. If the tank only has one riser or no risers the lids will need to be exposed by the pumper or the home owner prior to the inspection. The inspection includes measuring the solids in the tank, checking the inflow, the outlet T, and general condition of the tank, lids, and risers if they exist. The inspection also includes measuring the distance from the septic tank to the home, well, waterline, property line, and drainfield.

The septic diagram is obtained from the county when possible. The drainfield is probed and visually inspected and measurements taken from the drainfield to the property line and septic tank as well as the length of the nitrification lines themselves.

The conventional well inspection includes a pass/fail test for coliform group bacteria which includes total coliforms and E. coli or fecal coliform. If the wellhead is above ground it is visually inspected to confirm the sanitary seal, vent pipe, and electrical components are in place. The wellhead can not be observed if it is below ground.

The FHA inspection adds testing for lead, nitrate, and nitrite to the above. We also offer broad spectrum tests and the parameters for these tests can be view by clicking on "What's in Your Water?".

Our broad spectrum tests are the best bang for the buck providing the most comprehensive testing for the least amount of money.

Please let us know if you have any further questions or if we can be of service.