Check the Status of a Well Permit
Johnston County Environmental Health inspects, sites, and permits private drinking water wells and agricultural/irrigation in accordance with county well rules. This includes:
Johnston County Environmental Health provides the public with a water sampling service that allows for water to be tested for several different parameters including:
A new drinking water well requires bacteriological, chemical and nitrate and nitrite samples to be taken. These samples must be free of coliform bacteria before a certificate of completion will be issued. The samples may be taken by a private lab.
Radionuclides: If you are interested in having your private drinking water well tested for radionuclides, only a private laboratory can perform this test. Follow this link for a list of certified labs that can perform this testing.
For assistance in interpreting water sample results, please consult the state lab or follow the links below:
Page last updated: August 29, 2022
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