- Shannon Harrower-Nakama
Private Well Program
State of Rhode Island
Department of Health
If you live in a home with drinking water from a private well, it’s important to know how to keep your well and well water safe. Homeowners are completely responsible for all testing and maintenance of their well, so private well owners must keep their water safe from contaminants. You can keep your well water safe by regularly testing the water, treating the water properly, and maintaining the well and area around it.
If you are new to owning a well, read RIDOH's Smart Well Owner Guide to Private Wells. This Guide includes information about different types of wells, water testing, and how to take care of the well. You can also sign up for free well workshops held in different towns around the state.
For questions about your plumbing or existing treatment, it’s best to contact your contractor or treatment company. For any other questions, feel free to contact the Private Wells Program.