Private Well Water Safety and Well Water Testing

Testing Your Well Water

  • Test your well water once a year for bacteria and nitrates and every 3 to 5 years for arsenic, fluoride, uranium, radon, lead, and manganese.
  • If you have never tested your well water, we recommend doing a comprehensive test. Other times to test your well include:
    • If you are expecting a baby
    • Your water changes in smell, taste, and color
    • Your well runs dry and comes back
    • When buying a new home
    • After installing a water treatment system or replacing parts of your treatment system
    • After any work is done on your well
  • Get our brochure to learn more about well water testing
  • Find a lab to test your well water
  • Find a lab certified to test water for Radon
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