Well Testing

Have You Tested Your Drinking Water Lately?

Even if your water tastes and smells fine, that doesn't always mean that it is safe to drink. As a homeowner with a private well, it is YOUR responsibility to make sure that your water is safe for you and your family to drink.

UConn Extension has a new program to help you get your water tested. We are providing low-cost water testing and educational workshops in rural areas of Connecticut. The first workshop will provide information about groundwater, your well, and potential contaminants. We will then schedule follow-up meetings to collect your water sample and help you interpret the results. Learn more about the parameters we test for in the button below.


Check the schedule below for upcoming workshop dates and locations, and click the link to sign up. There is no fee to attend these workshops, but if you would like to have your water tested it will cost $50 (this is normally over $300).

Date Location Town Sign-up Link Recording
Monday November 28, 6:30-8:00 pm Senior Center Coventry Done NA
Sunday February 12, 2:30-4:00 pm Eastern CT State University Windham Done View Here
Saturday April 22, 10:00 - 11:00 am New Milford Public Library New Milford Done NA
Wednesday October 25, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

UConn Extension - Litchfield County Extension Center

Torrington Done NA
Thursday March 7, 6:00 - 7:00 pm Three Rivers Community College - Room C101 Norwich Done NA
Wednesday June 12th, 6:00 - 7:00 pm Redding Community Center Fairfield County https://s.uconn.edu/well-test-fairfield TBD


If you are interested in getting your water tested before the next workshop, please fill out the form below:

Please note that these results are not valid for official purposes* such as a real estate transaction. While the majority of analyses are performed at a state certified laboratory, we do not include odor and color, and the bacteria test is performed in our laboratory at the University of Connecticut. While we use the same method as the state certified laboratories, the bacteria results aren’t “official” unless performed at a state certified lab.

*If you need these results for official use, please indicate so on the form below and we will work to accommodate your request.

If you have any questions, please contact Alec Janis (alec.janis@uconn.edu), or call Michael Dietz at 860-486-2436. 

This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Rural Health Safety and Education program, project #2022-04833.

Found an Issue With Your Well?

RCAP is providing a Individual Household Well & Septic Loan under the USDA Rural Development program, providing low-interest (1%) loans to eligible Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) homeowners for the repair or replacement of an individual household well or septic system.

Follow this link to find out more!


This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Rural Health Safety and Education program, project #2022-04833.