Well Water Testing

FTR’s Cost-Share Well Water Testing Program

All Teton County residents living outside city limits and using water from a private well are responsible for the testing, operation, and maintenance of their well to ensure that well water is safe to drink.  Teton County, ID residents generally enjoy very high-quality drinking water due to Teton County, Idaho’s low density, rural population and its location high in the headwaters of the Teton River Watershed. However, it is important to note that some areas of Teton County, ID do have elevated nitrate levels caused by improperly maintained septic systems, personal or commercial fertilizer use, animal waste, or a combination of those factors.

2017 Nitrate Testing

2018 Private Well Nitrate Screening Results

H2Know 2019 Nitrate Results

2019 Private Well Nitrate Screening Results


2020 Private Well Nitrate Screening Results

H2Know 2021 Nitrate Results #2

2021 Private Well Nitrate Screening Results

To help individual well owners learn more about their well water quality, Friends of the Teton River is continuing our well water testing program for Teton Valley, ID residents this summer.  Private well owners in Teton Valley, ID have the opportunity to participate for convenient well water testing at an affordable price.  This program will offer a group order of well water test kits and group shipping to the laboratory in Pocatello, ID.  Total retail value of each kit is $105 with $5 shipping and handling. Participation in this program acknowledges that test results will be shared with Friends of the Teton River, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, and Teton Conservation District.

How to Participate

For 2022, FTR is hosting a group order of well water test kits to simplify logistics of Well Water Testing in Teton Valley. You can sign-up and purchase a well water test kit by following this link.

Sign-up Form


The sign-up sheet for Well Water Test kit orders will close on Friday, September 2nd, 2022. Orders will be placed to the Lab and Test Kits will be available for pick up during the week September 19-23rd. Water Samples will be collected on Monday September 26th and shipped to the lab for analysis.


 Please contact [email protected] with questions.   


Want to have your well water tested now?  See our list of regional labs and services here