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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) offers drinking water test kits with instructions to collect the sample yourself for $20. In some cases, our Environmental Health staff can come to your home and collect the samples for you, for an additional fee of $40.

More details including a video about testing your well water.