Ground water is the main source of drinking water for about 44 percent of the total population, or more than 2.1 million people in Alabama. Approximately 800,000 people, or 20 percent of the state population, depend on private water supplies, such as wells, for drinking water.
If you obtain drinking water from your own well, you alone are responsible for assuring that it is safe. For this reason, routine testing is highly recommended. Even if you currently have a safe, pure water supply, regular testing can be valuable because it establishes a record of water quality.
Page last updated: June 23, 2017