Private Well Owners, Common Water Quality Problems, Water Testing
New Education Guide for Private Well Owners in Pennsylvania (2012)
Website Dedicated to Information and Free Resources for Private Well Owners, Evaluation of Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems, Private Well Water Testing, Pennsylvania Water Quality and Education/Outreach Programs - We Need Your Help to Spread the Word!
The main reason is that most private wells and small water systems are not regulated by the EPA or the DEP in a given state and in Pennsylvania about 50% of private wells produce water that does not meet a primary health standard, i.e., Could Make the Well Owner Sick. Therefore, it is up to the individual private well owner to ensure that the water is safe. This website has been up and running for over 25 years with the primary mission of providing free information on this topic to well owners. We have had over 1,300,000 unique visitors and many private well owners from throughout the world use this portal.
In Pennsylvania, we have found that typically at least 10 % of private well have one or more of these problems:
Note- There are over 1 million private wells in Pennsylvania. Assume 3 citizens per household and 50 % of households having contaminated water, this means that 1.5 million citizens of the Commonwealth are Drinking Water that could make the SICK - This is a Health Crisis. It is time to ACT. We know this information because of the hundreds of private well owners that have released their information to the Citizen Groundwater Database.
To Act, we recommend the following:
1. Get Educated and Informed.
If you are in Pennsylvania, you can contribute to the Citizen Groundwater Database and help track change for FREE and if you would like to learn about our Natural Gas Related Information, please visit us at http://www.private-well-owner.org.
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