If you are a private well owner, you are responsible for the quality of your drinking water and maintaining your well system. Regular water testing and well inspection are imperative in order to keep your water well operating properly and to ensure there are no contaminants so you always have a safe supply of drinking water.
At a minimum, your well water should be tested every year for bacteria, the most common water quality problem. Other tests may be required or recommended, depending on where you live and what is located near your water well system. In the event of an emergency or natural disaster that threatens safe drinking water supplies, view our Emergency Agencies page or the interactive map below to access agencies within your state that can HELP.
For additional water well testing recommendations, if you have any questions on water well testing, or if you have any questions once you receive your water well test results, contact the wellcare® Hotline by calling 888-395-1033, send us an email, or chat with us live, or contact your local Health Department or Cooperative Extension Office.
Additionally, it is recommended that you visually inspect your well periodically throughout the year and have your well system inspected by a licensed well contractor at least every 10 years.
We have provided water testing resources for each U.S. state and Canadian province to assist well owners in those areas obtain lists of certified water testing laboratories. We have also provided lists of licensed well contractors and pump installer for each U.S. state that maintains a list of these professionals. Each list is provided on the interactive map below.
To use the interactive map, select your state and scroll to the bottom of the page to view certified water testing laboratories and licensed water well professionals for the state you selected.
NOTE: If you are a Canadian resident, click your province from the list below: