Well Water Testing Guidance for Property Owners & Consumers
If you own a private well, you are responsible for testing your own water. Most lending institutions require the seller to provide water-sampling results to show the water is safe to drink when you buy or sell a home with a private water supply. Proof of adequate water is also necessary for certain building permits. If water treatment is necessary, a title notice may have been recorded for the property.
Northeast Tri County Health District recommends that private well owners test their drinking water every year for:
These two contaminants could rapidly affect a person's health- possibly with just one drink of water.
Find out more on testing frequency and water testing labs in our area (PDF).