Unlike public drinking water systems that serve many people, private wells are not monitored by public health authorities. When you are a private well owner, you are responsible for monitoring the quality of your drinking water and ensuring its safety.
It is best to sample routinely, even when there are no apparent changes, as some contaminants do not present with any noticeable signs or smells.
Test kits are available at the Gallatin Local Water Quality District office in Bozeman and the Gallatin Conservation District office in Manhattan.
For specific local guidance on what you should be t...