Different agencies within the State of Maine provide information on well water safety. Use this page to link to the correct agencies.
To Test Your Water
- "Is Your Well Water Safe to Drink?" A brochure identifying for what and how often you should test (Environmental and Occupational Health Programs) (pdf*) (free viewer)
- Video: How to Test Your Well Water - watch this short video to learn how to do a water test
- Maine Water Testing Labs (Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory)
- Labs for doing Radon Testing (Radon Program)
If I find a Problem
- Arsenic, Uranium and other Chemicals (Environmental and Occupational Health Programs)
- Radon (Radon Program)
- Lead (Lead Poisoning Prevention Program)
- Fluoride (Oral Health Program)
How do I fix the problem?
- Help in paying for treatment (Maine State Housing Authority)
- How to disinfect or shock your well to remove bacteria (Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory)
- How to disinfect or shock your well to remove bacteria (Drinking Water Program)
- Choosing a Radon Treatment Company (Radon Program)
- To make sure a treatment system is certified to remove a contaminant (NSF International)
Other Useful Links
- If you think your well has been contaminated by a sand/salt pile (Department of Environmental Protection)
- If your well has been flooded PDF (Drinking Water Program)
- Data: The Maine Tracking Network has data about chemicals commonly found in private wells for Maine towns and counties, and the state.