Private Wells

Resources for Well Owners

National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Wellowner.org provides basic information about wells, maintenance, water quality testing and treatment, and finding a contractor, as well as information about geothermal heat pump systems, resource links, and free online lessons for well owners.  They also have the Private Well Owner Hotline at 855-420-9355 (855-H20-Well) that operates from 10:00am to 4:00pm (eastern), Monday – Friday, except holidays.

Private Well Class website provides video lessons, podcasts, a webinar and event calendar with recordings, and a resource library.

Water Systems Council website provides a well owner’s manual, wellcare® information sheets on wells and well maintenance, well water testing and treatment, agricultural best management practices, and potential groundwater contamination, plus information for sanitarians, health professionals, home inspectors, and real estate professionals.  They also have the wellcare® Hotline at 888-395-1033 that operates from 10:00am to 5:00pm (eastern) Monday – Friday.


State Programs

New Hampshire Private Well Testing Program

New Jersey Private Well Testing Act

Rhode Island Private Well Program

Virginia Private Well Program


Federal Agency Information

CDC’s Private Well Website

EPA’s Private Drinking Water Well website

Source Water News

ASDWA’s Source Water News (SW News) is intended to improve outreach and information sharing for state staff engaged in source water protection and sustainability, climate change, and nutrient pollution related efforts. This new “blog” format will become our principal communication vehicle for sharing news and other interesting bits of information with state source water contacts and drinking water program staff. The news and information we share on the blog is expected to be helpful and useful, but not critically time sensitive.
EPA Webinar on Source Water Protection

EPA Webinar on Source Water Protection

This post was originally published on this siteOn Tuesday, June 26, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm (eastern), EPA’s Office of...

AWWA Announces 2018 Exemplary Source Water Protection Award Winners

AWWA Announces 2018 Exemplary Source Water Protection Award Winners

This post was originally published on this site Congratulations to the three winners of AWWA’s 2018 Exemplary Source Water Protection...

Kansas Water Office Partners in Milford Lake Watershed RCPP Project

Kansas Water Office Partners in Milford Lake Watershed RCPP Project

This post was originally published on this siteGuest article by Matt Unruh, Chief of Planning for the Kansas Water Office...

NEMWI Report and Briefing on the Cost of Nitrate Treatment for Mississippi River Basin Water Utilities

NEMWI Report and Briefing on the Cost of Nitrate Treatment for Mississippi River Basin Water Utilities

This post was originally published on this siteThe Northeast-Midwest Institute (NEMWI) recently published a report and hosted a Congressional briefing...