Fresh water is an increasingly precious resource around the world. In Wisconsin, about 66% of the population drinks water drawn from over 750,000 private wells. Wells are safe, dependable sources of water if sited wisely, built correctly and maintained.
EPA regulations that protect public drinking water systems do not apply to privately owned wells. As a result, owners of private wells are responsible for ensuring that their water is safe from contaminants. Regular maintenance of your well is required to ensure the continued safety of your water and to monitor for the presence of any contaminants.
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Rock County Well Water Testing Services
The Rock County Health Department conducts programs that protect ground water for drinking and other uses. We offer lab services for private well owners to test their water for nitrates, bacteria and fluoride. Water specialists distribute well water information, provide testing bottles and explain test results to well owners.
Samples are accepted:
- North Office (Janesville): Monday through Wednesday 8:00am to 5:00pm & Thursday 8:00am to 12:00 Noon
South Office (Beloit): Monday through Thursday 8:00am to 9:30am
As of 2006, Rock County Laboratory is 1 of 13 Public Health Laboratories in Wisconsin and is a member of the Wisconsin Public Health Laboratory Consortium. These labs together serve Wisconsin's 93 health jurisdictions.