Tools and Promotional Materials from Grantees
Explore our videos, posters, and other tools developed by our grantees — health departments working with CDC’s Safe Water for Community Health (Safe WATCH) program to reduce exposures from private wells.
Be Well Informed Private Well App (New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, NHDES) – tool to help private well owners interpret their water quality test results and identify appropriate water treatment options
Drinking Water Facts: Private Wells [PDF – 440 KB] (New Jersey Department of Health, NJDH) – frequently asked questions about private wells in New Jersey
Hometown Heroes: Delta (Delta County [CO] Health Department) – 30-second video promoting well testing in southwestern Colorado, produced in collaboration with University of Colorado-Boulder
How to Use Your Drinking Water Test Kits (Vermont Department of Health) – video showing how to take water samples along with other helpful links
Is Your Water Safe? (La Crosse County [WI] Health Department) – video television advertisement created to help the public understand the importance of testing their well water
Is Your Well Water Well? (Florida Department of Health) – award-winning videos, well-owner’s guide, and other resources
Laboratory Request Form [PDF – 1.33 MB] (Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, MDHSS) – fillable private water test request form
New Jersey Arsenic Awareness Initiative (NJDH) – educational videos, health risk information, testing and treatment options and guidance, and frequently asked questions about arsenic in well water, produced in collaboration with the Columbia University Superfund Research Program Research Translation Core, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Barnard College, Hunterdon County Health Department, and a group of New Jersey environmental and health professionals and concerned citizens
Private Drinking Water (MDHSS) – website with educational materials for local public health agencies and well owners
Private Drinking Water in Connecticut [PDF – 1.36 MB] (Connecticut Department of Public Health) – fact sheet to assist private well owners in deciding how frequently to test their private well water and what to test for
Private Well Videos (Connecticut Department of Public Health) – series of three award-winning videos on testing
- Why Should I Test My Private Drinking Water Well?
- What Chemicals Should I Test For?
- My Test Results Show Elevated Levels – What Are My Options?
Private Well Water Testing [PDF – .97 MB] (Indiana State Department of Health) – brochure on the benefits of testing private well water and Indiana water testing contacts and resources
Private Wells (New York State Department of Health) – website with information for private well owners, code officials, and contractors in New York State
Test Your Well (Connecticut Department of Public Health) – television commercial linking homeowners to resources for keeping their household well water healthy and safe
Water Sampling Instructions [PDF – 179 KB] (MDHSS) – user-friendly sample collection instructions for coliform and E. coli
Well Testing Videos (Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention) – videos on how to test your well water using a comprehensive kit and how to understand well testing results
Well Water Community Action Toolkit [PDF – 3.2 MB] (NHDES) – tools to increase private well testing and treatment, including background information, a guide for planning community activities, communication materials, and more, produced in collaboration with Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program
Well Water Quality (Arizona Department of Health Services, ADHS) – website for well owners to learn about well testing and maintenance, what to do during disasters and emergencies, rules and regulations on well ownership, and resources for well owners
Well Water Quality—Resources (ADHS) – collection of resources in English and Spanish to help well owners understand how to care for their well and protect their health
- Page last reviewed: December 20, 2017
- Page last updated: November 19, 2018
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