Regulatory & Health Department Guidance

This section contains links to information relevant to Water Quality. Provided by various State-run Health Departments, the data is useful for those interested in water quality and how it is assessed.

  • Connecticut State Department of Health
    The first bulleted link contains information about Connecticut’s specific rules relevant to semipublic or private water wells. The second link has data about PFAS chemicals, which can migrate through soil and affect groundwater.

    Publications and Fact Sheets

  • NY Counties – Drinking Water Testing Requirements

    These links contain locally relevant information about water testing in several counties in NY. Please contact the NY DPH for more information.

    Rockland County — Chapter 389 of Rockland County laws, governing private well testing

    Dutchess County — Well Information governing private well testing, well contamination/disinfection, and emergency water treatment

    Putnam County — Environmental Education Lesson Plans and Activity Sheets

    Westchester County — A summary of local Private Water Testing laws

  • CT Counties/Towns – Drinking Water Testing Requirements
    These links contain relevant information about water testing in Connecticut. Please contact the CT DPH for more information.

    Testing Recommendations for Private and Semipublic Wells in CT. Keeping drinking water safe for everyone is important. Therefore, regular testing of wells is crucial to maintaining public health.

    CT Local Health — An index of CT’s local health departments in all counties. It is important to consult your local health department for information pertinent to your geographic area.Contact the CT DPH or your local health department for more information.

EPA: US Department of Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency of the United States is another great resource for information about water quality. Two of many useful links are listed here.

EPA Private Drinking Water Wells facts and tips: