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Private Well Resources for Environmental Health Programs

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NEW! National Groundwater Awareness Week is March 10-16, 2019. Many parts of the United States depend on groundwater as a primary source of water.

About 1 in 9 American residents get their drinking water from a private well. And about 1 in 5 sampled private wells were found to be contaminated at levels that could affect health.

Explore these CDC private well resources for environmental health professionals.

Safe Water for Community Health (Safe WATCH)

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Strengthen the performance of your drinking water program to address problems with wells and other private drinking water sources in your community.


Safe Water Program Improvement e-Learning Series (SWPI)

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Take CDC’s training for safer well water through stronger public health programs using the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services.

Logic Model to Improve Program Performance and Control Drinking Water Exposures

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Access recommended strategies for drinking water programs and activities to improve programmatic performance using the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services.