Private Wells

Private well owners should protect their drinking water supply by performing routine maintenance checks on their water system and correcting any structural defects.

Water quality tests are an integral part of routine maintenance and should be performed at least annually. Water quality tests should include testing for the following: 

  • Fecal coliform bacteria
  • Iron and hardness
  • Nitrates
  • pH level
  • Total coliform bacteria

If other contaminants are suspected, tests should be performed to determine their presence and level.

  1. Fecal Coliform Bacteria
  2. Iron & Hardness
  3. Nitrate
  4. pH
  5. Total Coliform Bacteria

Total coliform bacteria presence in water indicates that the water may be contaminated with organisms that can cause disease. Fecal coliform bacteria (or Ecoli) are a group (subset) of total coliform bacteria. Fecal coliform testing is always done when a sample is determined to have total coliform bacteria. The presence of fecal coliform bacteria indicates a pathway exists from waste (fecal) sources such as animal feedlots, pastures, septic tank leakage, etc, into the water source.

  1. Environmental Laboratory Services


    Mailing Address
    4800 Deep Marsh Road
    Titusville, FL 32780

    Phone: 321-567-3894
    Fax: 321-383-5646