Well Water Testing

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.

 Private Well Nitrate Screening Results

To help individual well owners learn more about their well water quality, Friends of the Teton River facilitates annual well water testing for the Teton River watershed. This program will offer a group order of well water test kits and group shipping to the laboratory in Pocatello, ID. 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. To stay up to date on program dates and details, subscribe to our e-newsletter (link in header) or reach out to [email protected].

H2Know Your Well Water Program Resources

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