Private Well Testing
Are you buying or selling a home with a private well? ATS makes sure you meet your local well testing requirements.
Private Well Testing
If you are selling, buying or leasing a home in New Jersey or Rockland County New York and its primary source of drinking water is a private well, local laws state that you need to have the well water tested before the transaction can close. ATS can can help you.
Areas covered by this service
- New Jersey (NJ)
- Rockland and Orange Counties in New York (NY)
- Eastern Pennsylvania (PA)
What does the Private Well Testing Act, N.J.S.A. 58:12A-26 et seq. (AWT) require?
The Act requires that, when property with certain types of drinking water wells is sold or leased, the well water must be tested for contaminants. The results of the water testing must be reviewed by both the buyer and seller, or in the case of a leased property, by the lessee.
What types of properties are subject to the testing requirement?
The Act covers SALES of two types of properties, and LEASES of other properties. Testing is required for the following: 1) SALE of any property that gets its drinking water from a private well located on the property, and 2) SALE of any property that gets its drinking water from a well that has less than 15 service connections or that does not regularly serve an average of at least 25 people daily at least 60 days out of each year. 3) Leasing of any property that gets its drinking water from a private well that isn’t required to be tested under to any other State law.
Does the testing requirement apply to drinking water wells at newly constructed residences?
Yes, if the property is being sold or leased.
Private Well Testing Services
New Jersey Well Testing
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Private Well Testing Information For Realtors
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