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Individual Well Testing

We offer discounted water tests for a wide variety of pollutants to our residents. The table below outlines the tests we offer and the fees for each.

Test Fee Reasons to Test Possible Sources
Basic: Total Coliform & Fecal Confirmation, Nitrates $70 Cloudy water and/or recurrent gastrointestinal complaints from people drinking water. High levels of nitrates are harmful to infants and pregnant women Cracks in well casing, faulty seal or seepage near well — septic system problems — stormwater runoff — seepage from fertilized land
Iron $15 Discoloration of laundry or plumbing fixtures, rust stains and/or bitter or metallic taste Naturally occurring deposits — industrial wastes
Manganese $15 Discoloration of laundry or plumbing fixtures, rust stains and/or bitter or metallic taste Naturally occurring deposits — industrial wastes
Lead $30 Harmful to pregnant women and children. Can cause physical or mental development problems in infants or children and kidney problems or high blood pressure in adults Corrosion of household pipes, fittings and/or solder (soft water may be more corrosive than hard water)
Arsenic $35 Can cause increased risk of cancers, gastrointestinal ailments, diabetes and cardiovascular impacts Naturally occurring deposits — wood preservatives
Volatile Organics (62 chemicals) $95 High levels can cause liver, nervous system disorders, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, anemia and cancer Underground storage tanks — Gas stations — landfills — hazardous waste sites — septic systems
Pesticides (18 chemicals) $135 High levels can cause birth defects, cancer and damage to the nervous system Runoff from farms, golf courses and/or residential areas
Radon $50 Can be ingested or inhaled as gases are released from the water into the air. Exposure to radon in drinking water can lead to lung cancer Naturally occurring, produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. Can enter the home through well water
Gross Alpha $80 Can be ingested, or inhaled as gases that are released from the water into the air. Exposure to gross alpha emitters in drinking water can lead to lung cancer Erosion of natural deposits of minerals that are radioactive — may emit alpha radiation, which can enter the home through well water

 

To make arrangements for your well test and/or discuss additional tests that may be of interest to you, please contact us via email at welltesting@raritanheadwaters.org or by calling (908) 234-1852 ext. 401.