Northwest Local Environmental Protection Group

350 South Range Ave
Colby, KS 67701
(785) 462-8636

It is recommended for private water well owners to test their water every 1-3 years for bacteria and nitrates.

More frequent testing should be considered if:

  • – Change in the taste, odor, or appearance of the well water, or if a problem occurs such as a broken well cap, inundation by floodwaters, or a new contamination source
  • – Well has a history of bacterial contamination
    Septic system has recently malfunctioned
  • – Family members or house guests have recurrent incidents of gastrointestinal illness
  • – An infant is living in the home
  • – To monitor the efficiency and performance of home water treatment equipment