MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Mount Olive Environmental Commission will hold its annual well testing program on Saturday, May 1 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Senior Center, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road.
Kits are available starting at $60, payable by cash, check or charge. Test samples are returned Monday, May 3 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 am.
Basic Kit $60 Basic kit includes tests for coliform bacteria, E.coli, and nitrate and should test every year.
Arsenic $35 Testing recommended every 3-5 years.
Lead $25 all homes built before 1987 should have drinking water tested for lead.
Volatile Organic Compounds $95 Sources include fuel tanks, gas stations, hazardous waste sites, dry cleaners and septic systems.
Radon $50 Radon in well water is a common issue and test at least once.
Gross Alpha $80 Gross Alpha is a test for uranium and radium. (other testing options are available).