In Minnesota private well owners are responsible for testing their wells and for their own drinking water safety. This makes it necessary to be familiar with circumstances and conditions that could cause your private well to be at risk for contamination.
Risks involving the well:
Signs that your well water could be contaminated:
If your well water is contaminated, try to stop the source of the contamination if possible and or treat your water. For information on home water treatment devices consult the MDH Home Water Treatment Unites web site. For information other information on home water treatment devices and what the devices will treat for consult the Iowa Hygienic Laboratory’s Water Quality and Home Water Treatment brochure. Make certain the devices are certified by the Water Quality Association, the National Science Foundation or the Underwriters Laboratory.