If you meet certain income guidelines and cannot afford private well water testing, Wake County may be able to help.

For households at or below the federal poverty level, Wake County can test private well water for the most common contaminants for $73. Use the following table to see if you qualify:

​Persons in Family/Household ​Maximum
Income
​1 ​$12,490
​2 ​$16,910
​3 ​$21,330
​4 ​$25,750
​5 ​$30,170
​6 ​$34,590
​7 ​$39,010
​8 ​$43,430
 
For households with incomes up to 2.5-times the federal poverty level, Wake County can test your water for $182.50. Use the following table to see if you qualify:

​Persons in Family/Household ​Maximum
Income
​1 $31,225
​2 $42,275
​3 $53,325
​4 $64,375
​5 $75,425
​6 $86,475
​7 $97,525
​8 $108,575

How do I apply?
To apply for financial help, you will need to print and complete a request for testing and an affidavit attesting to your eligibility for financial help. (Haga clic aquí para español.)

Your completed affidavit must be notarized by a registered Notary Public. The N.C. Secretary of State maintains a online database of local notaries. Wake County also provides free notarization services at the following locations:
Along with your paperwork, you will need to submit a check or money order for your full payment of either $73 or $182.50, depending on your income.

Mail your completed applicationnotarized affidavit and full payment to:
Wake County Environmental Services
Well Testing
P.O. Box 550
Raleigh NC, 27602

You will receive a receipt confirming your payment in the mail within two weeks. When we are ready to test your well, we will notify you at the phone number listed on your application.