- Private groundwater wells are not covered by federal safe drinking water regulations, so some states—like Oregon and New Jersey—have laws that require well water be tested before property is sold to a new owner.
- Oregon’s private well testing lawsenable public health officials to monitor well water quality and help protect people’s health.
- New Jersey’s Arsenic Awareness Initiative offers private well ownersfree, informative videos on how to test their drinking water.
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