Is well water safe?
This is typically determined by sampling and testing water from the well in question. In Pitkin County, this is the responsibility of the property owner or developer to determine. Pitkin County staff would be happy to help you understand the procedures for sampling and testing your well water. There are many independent water sampling and testing entities locally and statewide. Here is information (PDF) on state-certified laboratories in Colorado.

There are also several options for treating well water once samples have been tested. There are many commercial suppliers of these technologies. We would be happy to discuss these options with you.

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1. What is a watershed?
2. Why is the Roaring Fork River dry?
3. Who do I call if I think someone is illegally diverting water?
4. Can I truck water to my site if I don't have a well?
5. Where can I obtain information about my well?
6. How do I apply for a well permit?
7. Is well water safe?
8. Who can test my well or spring water?
9. What if I want to harvest rainwater for household use?
10. Are magnesium chloride and sand affecting our water quality?
11. There is a ditch on my property. Can I use the water in it?
12. Can I use the water coming from a below-ground spring on my property?
13. How can I get water rights?
14. Why is the river foaming, red or brown?
15. Who do I call if I saw someone dumping something down a storm sewer?
16. I saw someone running equipment in a stream or digging in a stream bank. Is that OK?
17. Can I move the ditch on my property?
18. Whom do I call about a broken or overflowing ditch?
19. How do I find out who owns the ditch on my property?