Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Private Wells

RI Department of Health's Private well testing regulations for new wells and when buying a new home.

RI Department of Environmental Management's Private well construction and siting.

Private well siting and construction regulations

A video about the rules controlling the installation of private drinking water wells in Rhode Island.

Drinking Water Quality Standards
The Environmental Protection Agency sets standards and testing frequency for public water supplies. Although these standards do not apply to private wells, private well owners can use these standards as guidelines for assuring their drinking water is safe for them and their family. Click here for EPA's list of drinking water standards.


For more information contact Alyson McCann, Program Coordinator
Phone: 401-874-5398


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