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Originally Posted by KCZ View Post
The cost of a water test depends on what you test for. Typical components include categories like Coliform/E coli bacteria, minerals like iron and copper, health hazards like arsenic and lead, radon, radioactive components like uranium, water hardness, etc. I recently used this company to do a fairly comprehensive test on my well water, and it cost $200. Their site also has links to info on the NH state website.


Likewise, the cost of well drilling is very dependent on your location. There is a set-up fee, and then cost is based on the number of feet of casing and feet of drilling required. I recently had a well drilled (on a different property) for $8000. That included just the drilling procedure. Well site work prior to the drilling and trenching for the water and power lines to the house was another $3000. Installation of the pump and hooking everything up will be another charge when it's completed.
The NH state website has a large, but incomplete, database of drilled wells throughout the state. You can do a search to get information on a property for sale, or look at wells in your area to see the depth they've been drilled (which is not infallible in guesstimating how deep your well might have to be).
Good information and links that I will check out further, thanks! So, would a test of the water be more involved if a parcel of land does not presently have a drilled well on the property itself?
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