Private Well Water Information

​Drinking Water from Private Wells

  • Private well water quality is not regulated, so providing safe drinking water from a private well is the responsibility of the well owner.
  • These publications address the following topics: 
    • Groundwater quality and potential contaminants
    • Naturally occurring sources of pollution
    • Installing a new well
    • Well location and setbacks
    • How to protect your ground water supply 
    • Well construction and maintenance 
    • Abandoned wells 
    • Water testing 
    • Interpreting your water test result 
    • FAQs about well water quality 
  • Well Water Brochure 

  • Western Slope laboratories certified to test drinking water: 

Enviro-Chem Analytical
685 West Gunnison Avenue Suite 108 
Grand Junction, CO
(970) 242-6154

City of Gunnison Wastewater Treatment Plant
524 County Road 32 Gunnison, CO
(970) 641-8042

Mesa County Health Department Regional Laboratory 
510 29.5 Road Grand Junction, CO 
(970) 248-6999

Water testing at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Laboratory is also available. Sampling Supplies can be ordered here
Click here for a full list of laboratories in Colorado certified for testing drinking water. Consultation on what types of testing may be needed for your well is also available through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment by calling (303) 692-3048.