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Private Water Wells for Homeowners

Private Water Wells for Homeowners

A non-public (private) well is a well that does not supply a public water supply. A public water supply is a system that has at least 15 service connections or regularly serves an average of at least 25 individuals daily for at least 60 days out of the year.

Private well owners have the ultimate responsibility of ensuring that all well services are performed according to Iowa Law to protect your health, the health of your family and the health of others by protecting groundwater resources. Environmental health specialists at the Scott County Health Department and local certified well contractors are available to help you accomplish this task. The Health Department inspects and permits the construction and installation of all private wells.

The resources found in our Homeowners Tool Box, can help you learn about your private water well and your responsibility as a homeowner.

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Posted: April 16, 2019
On April 11th, 2019, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a disaster proclamation for Scott County as one of several Iowa Counties impacted by flooding. That proclamation means that grant assistance and case management services are available to impacted residents for needs including: auto and home...
Posted: April 11, 2019
The Scott County Emergency Management Agency will be working with the American Red Cross, Salvation Army & Quad City CERT Volunteers to distribute bottled water & cleanup kits to residents that are being affected by the flood. Residents who are currently impacted with the current flooding,...
Posted: April 11, 2019