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Test Your Water

Environmental Health

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Test Your Drinking Water Well Every Year – It is Simple and Inexpensive 

If you have a private well, the Florida Department of Health strongly recommends you test your water for bacteria and nitrate at least once each year. Routine water testing is a simple measure you can take to ensure that your drinking water supply is safe and to protect your family's health.

The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH-Sarasota) is offering free drinking water well test kits and instructions on how to collect the water samples yourself. In some cases, our Environmental Health staff can come to your home and collect the samples for you, for a fee of $20-$60 per visit.

More details including a video about testing your well water.