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Community Well Testing

Fall 2017

Thank you for visiting the Community Well Testing page. Townships are currently scheduling Fall Well Test events. Please check back for updates.  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 offices. Please call the well testing office at 908-234-1852 ext. 401 to request a kit.

Town

 2017 Sell Dates

Return Date

BRANCHBURG TOWNSHIP September 23  Branchburg Country Fair
TBD
September 26  7:00-9:00am
location tbd
CLINTON TOWNSHIP September 18- 22 from 8am-4pm
MSI Plumbing, 1109 Route 31 South, Lebanon
Monday, September 25 from 8:00-9:30am
MSI Plumbing, 1109 Route 31 South, Lebanon
DELAWARE TOWNSHIP September 14 – 26  Mon-Thurs 8:30am – 4:30pm; Fri 8:30am – 12:30pm; Wed. Evening 5:30-7:30pm
Delaware Township Municipal Building, 570 Rosemont-Ringoes Rd, Sergeantsville
Wednesday, September 27 7:00-9:00am
Delaware Township Municipal Building, 570 Rosemont-Ringoes Rd, Sergeantsville
PEAPACK-GLADSTONE BOROUGH Check back for updates  …
Peapack-Gladstone
TBD  …
Peapack-Gladstone
RARITAN TOWNSHIP October 10-20   Mon-Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm
Raritan Township Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Drive, Flemington
Tuesday, October 24 or Thursday October 26  7:00-9:00am
Raritan Township Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Drive, Flemington
READINGTON TOWNSHIP October 2 – October 26 Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m- 1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.
Readington Township Municipal Building, 509 Route 523, Whitehouse
Monday, October 23, Wednesday, October 25 or Friday, October 27 from 6:30am-9:00am
Readington Township Municipal Building, 509 Route 523, Whitehouse
ROXBURY TOWNSHIP Check back for updates  …
location TBD
Check back for updates  …
location TBD
TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP September 5 – October 18 from 8:30am-4:00pm
Tewksbury Township Municipal Building, 169 Old Turnpike Road, Califon
Wednesday, October 18 or Thursday, October 19 from 7:00am-8:30am
Tewksbury Township Municipal Building, 169 Old Turnpike Road, Califon

 

The following townships have concluded their Community Well Testing events for 2017.  We look forward to future events in Spring 2018. Alexandria Township, Bedminster Township, Bernardsville Borough, Bridgewater Township, Califon Borough, Chester Township, Chester Borough, East Amwell Township, Far Hills Borough, Franklin Township, Lebanon Township, Mendham Township, Mt. Olive Township, Union Township, Washington Township, West Amwell 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.