Test Your Private Well for Safe Drinking Water

Oakland County Health Division reminds private well owners to test their drinking water regularly for contaminants to ensure that it is safe. “I encourage every homeowner with a private drinking water well to test their water routinely”, said Kathy Forzley, health officer for Oakland County. “Homeowners with private wells may not be aware of the risks that can occur. Testing well water regularly is the only way to ensure safe drinking water.” The Health Division recommends testing … [Read more...]

Free water testing ends

As of January 1, the city of Rochester Hills will no longer provide sampling bottles from the Oakland County Health Division for water testing, as the county will no longer offer the service for free. The new fees are $5 for chemicals, $6 for bacteriological testing. This includes drinking water, private swimming pools and surface water testing at the county’s labs. For questions, call the county health division at 248-858-1312 … [Read more...]