Private Well Resources for Environmental Health Programs
About 1 in 8 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.
Strengthen the performance of your drinking water program to address problems with wells and other private drinking water sources in your community.
- Explore tools and promotional materials from our grantees.
- Read success stories from our grantees.
- Read how our grantees increased well sampling, quantified risk, enhanced and enforced policies, and developed and improved educational and outreach programsExternalexternal icon for private drinking water sources and systems.
- Learn how CDC works with health departments to improve well water programs in our Safe WATCH Infographic.
Take CDC’s training for safer well water through stronger public health programs using the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services.
Join this virtual community for resources on private water issues, including a discussion forum, resources library, event calendar, webinars, and newsletters (produced in collaboration with CDC).
Access recommended strategies for drinking water programs and activities to improve programmatic performance using the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services.
- Drinking water (CDC)
- Drinking Water: Local Board of Health Environmental Health Primer (National Association of Local Boards of Health)
- Ground Water and Drinking Waterexternal icon (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
- Private ground water wells (CDC)
- Safe Water System (CDC)
- Water Knowledgeexternal icon (American Water Works Association)
- Well maintenance (CDC)