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Private Water Wells


Wells provide the drinking water for significant areas within QVHD’s jurisdiction. QVHD issues permits for private well construction.  The well drilling and septic system regulations we enforce are intended to protect the quality and safety of the community’s ground and drinking water.

Well Water Quality and Testing Recommendations

Periodic water quality testing of private well water is recommended for all private well owners and should be part of routine household maintenance. At a minimum, private well water should be tested annually for total coliform bacteria, nitrite/nitrates, pH, color and turbidity.

Be Well Prepared!

See below for more information, or visit:

Private Well Water Testing Guide

Labs Certified to Test Drinking Water

When and How to Disinfect a Well 

How to Protect Your Well: Best Management Checklist