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Posts: 16
Active Member
Joined: 10 months ago

Hi everyone.

We purchased a new smallholding near Martinchel, Abrantes, Santarem. We have two wells and wander if anyone knows how or where you get the water tested , the well serviced and new pumps installed and water treatment systems installed?


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Posts: 634
Honorable Member
Joined: 12 years ago

If it's a production small-holding I would have thought a visit to the junta da freguesia, local famer's co-op or Ministry of Agriculture would be your best bet.

They'll have all the right contacts.

Otherwise from memory there is a garden centre on the left of the N110 leading out of Tomar south towards Torres Novas

Manei`s Viveiros e Jardins Zêzere Plant Lda
Estrada Nacional 110 42
2300-424 Tomar (São João Baptista)

They might be able to help.

Also - http://www.draplvt.mamaot.pt/DRAPLVT/co ... antes.aspx

There is also now an Agriloja in Tomar.

@39.5903846,-8.4075902,14z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xb85452c8773b712!8m2!3d39.592187!4d-8.40111"> https://www.google.pt/maps/place/Agrilo ... 4d-8.40111

I know from the one here in Torres Vedras that they stock a range of products you may require.

They also, sometimes, have the names of various specialist services in the area.

Be aware also that I believe the wells should be legally registered with the local "Administração Regionais Hídricas". You probably had that checked when the documentation for the property were validated by your lawyer. If not check out their legal status prior to contact Govt. Agencies.

Old article here: https://www.mundoportugues.pt/54225/

Posts: 16
Active Member
Joined: 10 months ago

That is great many thanks for that

Posts: 1612
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Joined: 14 years ago

The local medical clinics - where the doctor sends you for blood tests etc., do this. They will provide you with a sterilized water container to hold your sample.

A well is unlikely to provide safe drinking water as it is usually contaminated by the surface water. However many folk here have lived on it all of their lives.

A good borehole (ours is 80m through granite) is likely to be OK, but still needs testing annually - just in case.


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Joined: 10 months ago

Many thanks Alan

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