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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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News & Notices

The State of Iowa is seeking and collecting information from impacted residents following the Mississippi Flooding that took place in April and May 2019. Click heading to learn more.
Posted: July 19, 2019
Volunteer resources have been updated.
Posted: May 8, 2019
People commonly ask about the risk of tetanus during floods. Flooding is NOT shown to increase the risk for tetanus disease. However, people are at risk for tetanus infection IF they are injured and have wounds that are contaminated by the environment. Any time you receive a wound, ask your...
Posted: May 6, 2019