Well Water

If you get your water from a private or shared well, you should have your water tested annually. Well water is susceptible to many contaminants including bacteria, nitrates and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). The potentially dangerous contaminates can go unnoticed for years unless you test your water. Some states like Wisconsin have very specific regulations for private wells, but even if your state does not require testing, you should still test your well water on a regular basis.

Common individual tests for well water:

    Common packages for well water:

    Includes 46
    Contaminants:

    • Total Coliform Bacteria
    • Nitrates, Total
    • Iron
    • 11 Regulated
      Metals (including
      Arsenic, Copper
      & Lead)
    • Hard Water Check
    • Pesticides/Herbicides
      Screen
    • VOCs

     

    Includes 27
    Contaminants:

    • Total Coliform Bacteria
    • Nitrates
    • Arsenic
    • Copper
    • Lead
    • VOCs

    Includes 2
    Contaminants:

    • Total Coliform Bacteria
    • Nitrates

    Includes 5
    Contaminants:

    • Total Coliform Bacteria
    • Nitrates
    • Arsenic
    • Copper
    • Lead

    Includes 7
    Contaminants:

    • Alkalinity
    • Calcium
    • Hardness
    • Magnesium
    • pH
    • Sodium
    • Turbidity

     


    For more information:

    US EPA - Consumer Information on Private Wells

    State Specific Guidance: (external site links)
    Protecting Human Health and the Environment Since 1936