If you are a private water well owner in Raleigh, you already know that keeping your well clean and working properly is critical. Keep in mind how often you should get your water well tested for certain contaminates.
As the infographic above states, there are different things you should test for at different intervals. Your well water should be tested every year for total and fecal coliform bacteria. Every two years, you should test for heavy metals, nitrates, lead, copper, and volatile organic compounds (VOC's). Every five years, you should test for pesticides.