Private Water Supply

Program Goals

To minimize potential health hazards from contamination of private water supplies.

Program Highlights

  • Provide guidance to public inquiries regarding private water supply.
  • Perform investigations of complaints.
  • Collect bacteriological samples and issue results reports.
  • Conduct property site inspections.
  • Consult and recommend system improvements to homeowners.

Download the EPA’s Drinking Water From Household Wells brochure (1.6mb PDF)

Download the Appendix 5-B Standard for Water Wells (175k PDF)

Download Directions for Well Disinfection (16k PDF)

Download Recommendations for Private Well Testing

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