The resources listed below accompany the “Why test your well water?” brochure developed by the UNC School of Law, Law Student Well Water Pro Bono Project in conversation with the UNC Superfund Research Program, the NC Department of Health & Human Services (NC DHHS), Division of Public Health, Private Well and Health Program, & the NC Real Estate Commission.

Click the links below to download the Well Testing brochure.
English: for web | for print  (tri-fold)
Spanish: for web | for print (tri-fold)

Brochure citation: Savasta-Kennedy, M., George, A., Anderson, T., Corey, L., Randive, C., Ruben, B., Washington, J., White, S., Cralle Jones, C., Lane, M.R., Norcutt Preuss, A., & Gray, K. (2022). Why test your well water? Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Superfund Research Program.

To set up well testing services, contact the Environmental Health staff in your county.


NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Federal Acts and Legal Information

Additional Resources

  • Clean Water for NC – Empowers and educates North Carolina communities to obtain clean, safe, accessible water, and has helpful resources for well owners.
  • UNC Superfund Research Program – Community resources for well owners and information on well testing and well water and health.
  • National Water Systems Council – Provides information on private well care, including information for homeowners & Real Estate Professionals. Membership in the Well Owners Network is free & provides access to a Hotline: 888-395-1033 as well as other valuable resources.
Director: Rebecca Fry, PhD
Deputy Director: Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, PhD
Funding provided by NIEHS grant #P42 ES031007

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