Tools and Promotional Materials for Private Wells

Explore videos, case stories, and other tools developed by health departments and programs working with CDC’s Safe Water program to reduce exposures from private wells.


Private Well Water Testing [PDF – 0.97 MB] (Indiana State Department of Health, ISDH)

Test Your Well. Protect Your Family’s Water [PDF – 1.82 MB] (New York State Department of Health, NYSDOH)

What You Should Know About Nitrates in Arizona Private Wells [PDF – 893 KB] (Arizona Department of Health Services, ADHS)

Fact Sheets
GIS Contaminant Mapping

Individual Water Systems (Madison County [NY] Department of Health)

Louisiana Well Owner Network (Louisiana Department of Health)

Private Well Testing Act Data (New Jersey Department of Health)

Private Wells Water Quality (NMDOH)

Well Water Quality (ADHS)


Arizona Well Owner’s Guide to Water Supply – Second Edition [PDF – 75.9 MB] (Arizona Department of Health Services, ADHS)

Protect Your Health: A Guide for Private Well Owners in Arizona in English [PDF – 884 KB] and Spanish [PDF – 1.06 KB] (ADHS)


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

Laboratory Request Form [PDF – 1.33 MB] (Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, MDHSS) – fillable private water test request form

Water Sampling Instructions [PDF – 179 KB] (MDHSS) – user-friendly sample collection instructions for coliform and E. coli

Well Water Community Action Toolkit [PDF – 3.2] (NHDES) – tools to increase private well testing and treatment

Well Water Dashboard (New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services) – portal for browsing, analyzing, and downloading data on private well water quality in New Hampshire


Hometown Heroes: Delta (Delta County [CO] Health Department)

How to Use Your Drinking Water Test Kits (Vermont Department of Health)

Is Your Water Safe? (La Crosse County [WI] Health Department)

Is Your Well Water Well? (Florida Department of Health)

Operation Clean Water and Other Videos for Private Well Owners (New Jersey Department of Health)

Private Well Videos (Connecticut Department of Public Health)

TAP IN – Safe Drinking Water for Private Well Users (Olmsted County, Minnesota)

Well Testing Videos (Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention)


New Jersey Arsenic Awareness Initiative (New Jersey Department of Health) – information on health risks, testing options, treatment options, and more

Private Drinking Water (Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services) – educational materials for local public health agencies and well owners

Private Wells (New York State Department of Health) – information for private well owners, code officials, and contractors in New York State

Well Water Quality (Arizona Department of Health Services) – information for well owners on well testing and maintenance, what to do during disasters and emergencies, rules and regulations on well ownership, and more