Drinking Water Wells

The source of water for private wells is groundwater. This water naturally contains impurities. Due to human activity, groundwater may also contain contaminants such as pesticides, nitrate and organic chemicals.

How well do you know your well?

Clean drinking water is a fundamental building block of good health, and the quality often times is taken for granted. City supplied water is monitored and maintained at safe drinking levels. However, if you have your own well it is the homeowner’s responsibility to make sure that the drinking water is safe for consumption.

If you are concerned that your water may be unhealthy to drink have a professional examine the well to be sure it is constructed and working properly. If your problem persists, check to see if there are contaminants locally that can be eliminated. You can also have your water tested by a lab.

RMB Environmental Laboratories


Minnesota Department of Natural Resources