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||$60||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||$25||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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (908) 234-1852 ext. 401.