A Total Coliform/E. coli test is one of the best ways to determine whether your water is safe for consumption.
The New York State Department of Health recommends that this test be performed annually on private wells. A group we refer to as the Routine Physical and Chemical Examination gives a more thorough overview of common contaminants in well water.
Additionally, Lead and Copper are recommended if the house was built prior to 1976 and the original pipes are still in place. Other health concerns are organic contaminants and heavy metals.
Feel free to contact the laboratory for more information.