Residential & Private Wells

posted Apr 5, 2012, 12:13 PM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Oct 7, 2016, 6:26 AM ]
From time to time residents have contacted our facility inquiring about having their private wells tested. Although the City is not able to assist in residential well testing, we are happy to pass on information as well as contacts as needed. 

The NHDES Website provides the following information that private well OWNERS should be aware of:

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) and the Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program are urging homeowners in New Hampshire to test their well water to ensure their drinking water is clean and safe for consumption. NHDES and the research teams at Dartmouth are working together to raise awareness among health care providers, town officials and private well owners in New Hampshire about the importance of testing wells to reduce exposure to harmful contaminants.

Testing the quality of well water is simple and relatively inexpensive. NHDES recommends testing private wells annually for nitrates and bacteria, while other contaminants should be tested every three to five years.

For more information about residential well testing please visit:

If you do not have internet access you may contact Pierce Rigrod, NHDES (603) 271-0688 or Justin Anderson, DTMSRP (603) 646-3017.