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. Call us at 866-292-3474 (toll-free in Maine), or 207-287-4311, or Maine Relay 711.

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.

Drinking Water Guidelines

Maine CDC transitioned to using the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) drinking water standards and health advisory levels for contaminants found in well water in Maine and no longer maintains seperate Maximum Exposure Guidelines (except for radon).

Studies in Maine

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