Private Well FAQs
Q: Do I have to get my private well tested?
A: You do not have to have your well tested but, if you live within the testing area, EPA and our health
partners recommend that you get your well tested so you may take the proper steps to ensure the health and
safety of your family. The testing process is quick and offered at no cost to residents.
Q: Can I get my well tested if I live outside of the testing area?
A: At this time, the Navy the Air National Guard are focusing their testing on certain areas where PFOS
and PFOA are impacting the public drinking water supply. If the results of the current sampling indicate
the need to expand the testing area, the Navy will perform additional sampling.
Q: Who is paying for the testing and alternate water supply for private well users?
A: The U.S. Navy and the Air National Guard are paying for the private well testing and providing bottled
water for drinking and cooking until an appropriate solution is implemented.