Well Water Quality

The Environmental and Occupational Health Programs provide advice to private well owners on well water safety. We are available by telephone to provide help interpreting the results of well water tests (toll-free in Maine - 866-292-3474). These guidelines are not enforceable standards and are not applicable to the regulation of public water supplies where federal and state Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) are used for evaluating water quality.

Resources for Private Well Owners

Resources for Communities

Organizations interested in learning more about the drinking water that comes from private wells in Maine can use these resources to plan and evaluate community prevention activities, apply for funding, and monitor this important environmental health issue in Maine.

Technical Reports

External Links