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Community Well Testing

Thank you for visiting the Community Well Testing page.  Please scroll down for the schedule of Well Test events as well as our menu of testing options.  Individuals residing outside of specified municipalities may participate in posted well test events. Residency is not required. Well test kits may also be obtained at the Flemington and Bedminster RHA offices at any time. All testing is done by a state certified laboratory. Please call the well testing office at 908-234-1852 ext. 401 to request a kit or for more information.

*This schedule will be updated as dates and times are confirmed.

 

Town

 2018 Sell Dates

Return Date

CHESTER TOWNSHIP & CHESTER BOROUGH April 7, 2018   April 9, 2018 
ALEXANDRIA TOWNSHIP April 21, 2018  April 23, 2018
BERNARDSVILLE BOROUGH Saturday, April 28, 2018

E-Waste Day @ Bernards High School, 25 Olcott Ave, Bernardsville

 

April 30- May 2 
9am-4pm

Bernardsville Borough Hall

 

Thursday, May 3, 2018 

7-9am

Bernardsville Borough Hall
LEBANON TOWNSHIP May 5, 2018

9am-noon
Lebanon Township Municipal Building,  530 West Hill Rd
Glen Gardner, NJ

 

May 7, 2018 

Lebanon Township Municipal Building,  530 West Hill Rd
Glen Gardner, NJ

 

UNION TOWNSHIP May 12, 2018  May 14, 2018 

 

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP 
BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP
FAR HILLS BOROUGH
EAST AMWELL TOWNSHIP
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP

 

 Tests offered through our Community Well Test program include the following:

 

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 — se epage 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
Hardness $15
Total Chromium $25 View Fact Sheeet

View the instructional well testing videos below before testing the water in your home.

 

 

Coliform Test


Coliform and Nitrates Test


Lead Test

For more information about our Community Well Test program, please contact us via email at welltesting@raritanheadwaters.org or by calling (908) 234-1852 ext. 401.