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Drinking Water Analysis

Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission is pleased to announce that it offers a water testing program run in conjunction with Eurofins, New Jersey state-certified laboratory.

Please note that this testing does not meet the Private Well Testing Act requirements for a real estate transaction.

We offer testing for:


  • pH

  • Chlorine

  • Coliforms, Total and E.Coli

  • Nitrate


  • Iron

  • Manganese

  • Arsenic

  • Lead

  • Uranium

  • Mercury

  • Volatile Organic Compounds

  • Gross Alpha

Click HERE for Water Testing Application and Pricing


Testing is simple to conduct and is by appointment only. Kits are available at Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission, 20 West Prospect Street, Waldwick. Tests and results will be processed by Eurofins within three weeks. Eurofins will be available for any questions concerning your water report.

Water test kits must be picked up in advance. Payment is due at the time of pick up. Only cash or check are accepted. Checks may be made payable to NWBRHC.


Questions? Please call 201-445-7217.

Drinking Water and Public Health

New Jersey offers some of the purest and safe drinking water anywhere. But it remains important to understand the impact of possible contaminants to public water supplies and private wells. For additional information please note the following information from the New Jersey Department of Health Drinking Water and Public Health Project.

Additional Helpful Links:

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Septic Plan Reviews/Alterations/Repair

Questions? Please contact NWBRHC @ 201 445-7217

For Saddle River- Contact Martin Spence @ 201 934-0300

Maintaining your Septic and Well 

For homes that depend on their own private well for a drinking water supply and an individual underground sewage disposal system (septic system) to dispose of sewage. It is important to monitor and maintain both of these systems. The following information is about testing your well water and maintaining your sewage disposal system.

Underground Sewage Disposal / Septic Systems

NWBRHC urges local property owners to protect their investments by pumping their septic tank every 3 years. For homes that depend on underground septic tank sewage disposal systems to manage domestic sewage, these types of systems collect sewage solids in the septic tank. If the solids are not removed from the septic tank by pumping on a periodic basis, they overflow the tank and are pushed out into the drainage field, often clogging and causing permanent damage to the field. Repairs to the clogged drainage fields or seepage pits can cost thousands of dollars to repair. 


Potable Wells

The New Jersey Private Well Testing Act, N.J.S.A. 58:12A-26 et seq. (PWTA) 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.


Homeowners are encouraged to periodically test their wells to ensure the continued integrity of your drinking water supply.


The private well testing act requires that homes in Bergen County be tested for the following contaminants: total coliform bacteria, fecal coliform bacteria (E-coli), nitrate, iron, manganese, pH, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), lead, arsenic and mercury and Radiological compounds.


For additional information please see these helpful links: 


20 West Prospect Street,

Waldwick, NJ 07463

Tel: 201-445-7217

Emergency After Hours: 201-885-3572


Fax: 201-445-4001

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