Well Water Testing

Red Lake DNR Water ResourcesThe Water Resources Program is no longer performing well water testing for private wells. If you are interested in having your well tested, contact Sanitation at 218-679-3377 or email Jonathan Mountain.

If you are noticing a sulfuric (rotten egg) taste or odor to your water, this is commonly caused by sulfur bacteria in groundwater and in most cases is not harmful. There is a procedure to help reduce the odor called “shocking” your well with a strong chlorine solution. The Minnesota Department of Health provides guidelines here.