Properly constructed and maintained water wells can provide many years of trouble-free service, but like any other mechanical devices, wells will eventually deteriorate or become damaged, and allow surface contaminants to enter the water. In addition, some groundwater can contain one or more chemical substances in concentrations above state health limits.
Well Water Testing is Back!
Pick up well water testing kits at our Sandstone Office. Samples must be collected after 12pm Tuesday and returned to our office the same day by 4:30pm. Samples will be analyzed by MDH accredited lab UC Laboratory out of Janesville, MN.
Pine County does not monitor, or license private wells and/or well drilling professionals. To learn about private wells in Minnesota and on your property please contact the Minnesota Department of Health Well Management Section at 1-800-383-9808.
Well resources at the Minnesota Department of Health Well Management Program web site can also help you identify your well and include:
- A Well Index interactive mapping program that identifies wells throughout the State.
- Well Owners Handbook
- Newsletters and Brochures
- Rules and Water Testing Information