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Community Well Testing

The following municipalities are holding Spring Community Well Testing events. Please check back for updates or call the Well Testing office at 908-234-1852 ext 401 for more information. Individuals residing outside of specified municipalities may participate in well test events. Residency is not required.

Town

Sell Dates

Return Date

ALEXANDRIA TOWNSHIP Saturday, April 22 from 9am-noon
Alexandria Township Municipal Building, 242 Little York Mt Pleasant Rd, Milford
Monday, April 24 from 7:00-10:00am
Alexandria Township Municipal Building, 242 Little York Mt Pleasant Rd, Milford
BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP Saturday, June 3 from 9:00am-noon
Bedminster Township Municipal Building, 55 Miller Lane, Bedminster
Thursday, June 8 from 7:00am-10am
Bedminster Township Municipal Building, 55 Miller LaneBedminster
BERNARDSVILLE BOROUGH Saturday, April 29 E-waste Day from 8am-1pm Bernards High School parking lot,  25 Olcott Ave, Bernardsville, NJ Thurs., May 4 from 7:30am-9:30am
Bernardsville Borough Hall, 166 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville, NJ
BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP Saturday, May 6 Eco-Blast from 11am-3pm
Kid Street Park,  100 Commons Way, Bridgewater
Wednesday, May 10 from 7am-10am
Bridgewater Township Municipal Building courtyard 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater
CALIFON BOROUGH Wed., March 8 from 6pm-8pm
HCESC Hoffman’s Crossing Campus, 37 Hoffman’s Crossing Rd., Califon
Monday, March 13 from 7:00-10:00am
Califon Borough Municipal Building, 39 Academy St. Califon
CHESTER TOWNSHIP & BOROUGH Saturday, March 25 from 9am-noon  The Barn at Highlands Ridge Park 100 North Road, Chester, NJ 07930 Monday, March 27 from 6:30am-10:00am  The Barn at Highlands Ridge Park 100 North Road, Chester, NJ 07930
EAST AMWELL  TOWNSHIP Thursday, April 13- Monday, April 24 weekdays 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Evening hours Tuesday 4/18 from 6:30pm – 8:00 pm East Amwell Municipal Building, 1070 Route 202/31, East Amwell                                                                                                             
GreenFest on 4/22 has been cancelled. 
Tuesday, April 25 from 7:00-10:00am
East Amwell Municipal Building, 1070 Route 202/31, East Amwell
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP May 15-19 from 8:30am-3:30pm
Franklin Township Municipal Building, 202 Sidney Road, Pittstown
Wednesday, May 24 from 7:00-10:00am
Franklin Township Municipal Building, 202 Sidney Road, Pittstown
LEBANON TOWNSHIP Saturday, May 6 from 8 am-noon
Lebanon Township Municipal Building, 530 West Hill Road,
Glen Gardner
Monday, May 8 from 7:00-10:00am
Lebanon Township Municipal Building, 530 West Hill Road,
Glen Gardner
MENDHAM TOWNSHIP Saturday, April 1 from 9am-noon
Mendham Township Municipal Building, 2 W Main St, Brookside, NJ
Monday, April 3 from 7:00-10:00am
Mendham Township Municipal Building, 2 W Main St, Brookside, NJ
MT. OLIVE TOWNSHIP Saturday, May 20 from 9am-noon
Mt. Olive Municipal Building cafeteria, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Rd., Budd Lake
Monday, May 22 from 7am-10am
Mt. Olive Municipal Building cafeteria, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Rd., Budd Lake
UNION TOWNSHIP Saturday, May 13 from 8am-noon
Union Township Municipal Building, 140 Perryville Rd, Hampton
Monday, May 15 from 7:00-10:00am
Union Township Municipal Building, 140 Perryville Rd, Hampton
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP Saturday, April 29  from 8:00am-noon
Washington Township Municipal Building, 43 Schooley’s Mountain Road, Long Valley
Monday, May 1 from 7:00am -10:00am
Washington Township Municipal Building, 43 Schooley’s Mountain Road, Long Valley
WEST AMWELL TOWNSHIP Saturday, May 20  from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 pm 
West Amwell Municipal Building, 150 Rocktown-Lambertville Road, Lambertville
Monday, May 22 from 7:00 am to 10:00 am
West Amwell Municipal Building, 150 Rocktown-Lambertville Road, Lambertville

 

 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 $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
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.