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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

 Dates for purchasing a well test kit

Date that residents will return samples

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP

March 24, 2018 

9:00 am-noon
Washington Twp Municipal Building
43 Schooleys Mountain Rd, Long Valley

March 26, 2018

7:00-9:00 am
Washington Twp Municipal Building
43 Schooleys Mountain Rd, Long Valley

CHESTER TOWNSHIP & CHESTER BOROUGH

April 7, 2018 

9am-noon 
The Barn at Highlands Ridge Park
County Road 510, Chester, NJ

April 9, 2018 

6:30-10:00 am
The Barn at Highlands Ridge Park
County Road 510, Chester, NJ

EAST AMWELL TOWNSHIP

April 2-16, 2018

weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to  3:00 p.m or in the evening on Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
East Amwell Municipal Building
1070 Route 202/31

April 17, 2018

7:00 – 10:00 am
East Amwell Municipal Building
1070 Route 202/31

ALEXANDRIA TOWNSHIP

April 21, 2018 

9am-noon 
Alexandria Twp Municipal Building
242 Little York Mt Pleasant Rd, Milford

April 23, 2018

7:00- 9:00 am 
Alexandria Twp Municipal Building
242 Little York Mt Pleasant Rd, Milford

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 
166 Mine Brook Rd, Bernardsville, NJ

Thursday, May 3, 2018 

7:00-10:00 am
Bernardsville Borough Hall 
166 Mine Brook Rd, Bernardsville, NJ

 

 

LEBANON TOWNSHIP

May 5, 2018

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

 

May 7, 2018 

7:00-10:00 am
Lebanon Township Municipal Building
530 West Hill Rd, Glen Gardner, NJ

 

UNION TOWNSHIP

May 12, 2018

8am-noon
Union Township Municipal Building 
140 Perryville Road, Hampton

 May 14, 2018 

7:00-10:00 am
Union Township Municipal Building 
140 Perryville Road, Hampton

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP

Monday, May 14- Friday, May 18

weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to  3:30 p.m 
Franklin Twp. Municipal Building
202 Sidney Road, Pittstown

Wednesday, May 23

8:00 – 10:00 am
Franklin Twp. Municipal Building
202 Sidney Road, Pittstown

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP 

May 19, 2018

9:00 am- noon
Mount Olive Township Municipal Building cafeteria
204 Flanders-Drakestown Rd, Budd Lake

 May 21, 2018

7:00-10:00 am
Mount Olive Township Municipal Building cafeteria
204 Flanders-Drakestown Rd, Budd Lake

FAR HILLS BOROUGH

June 4-13, 2018

9:30 am-2:30 pm
Far Hills Borough Hall
6 Prospect Street, Far Hills, NJ

June 14, 2018

7:00-9:00 am
Far Hills Borough Hall
6 Prospect Street, Far Hills, NJ

 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 here before testing the water in your home.

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.