Safe Well Water? Not a sure thing, test to be sure.

If you live in a home with a private well, it is your responsibility to make sure it is safe for you and your family to drink.  Regular water testing is the key to ensure safety.

Many substances that commonly occur in well water are odorless, colorless and tasteless.  The only way to know they are there is to have the water tested.  The Rhode Island Department of Health has developed a water testing schedule for you to follow.  Items to test are listed on a yearly schedule, every 3 – 5 years and every 5- 10 years.  The water should also be tested whenever you notice a change in its taste, smell or color.

Where do I have the test done?  Testing should be done at a state certified lab.  On our website, you will find a list of state certified labs, the testing schedule and more information.

Interested in learning more?  We offer community workshops to help private well owners understand the importance of testing and protecting their private well.  See our workshop schedule for a location near you.