- RI Department of Health’s Private Well Testing Regulations for new wells and when buying a new home.
- RI Department of Environmental Management’s Private well construction and siting.
- RI Department of Health licenses Private Well Samplers and Interpreters to ensure accuracy of required testing when a home with a well is sold.
Drinking Water Quality Standards
The Environmental Protection Agency sets standards and testing frequency for public water supplies. Although these standards do not apply to private wells, private well owners can use these standards as guidelines for assuring their drinking water is safe for them and their family. Click here for EPA’s list of drinking water standards.