Private Wells Program
The Individual Well Program (IWP) is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) on a national scale to develop and utilize a new assessment tool and host educational workshops on how to identify potential well issues, including contamination threats. MAP will provide assistance and essential tools needed to protect and improve the water quality of wells in unregulated well owner communities.
Check your well every spring to make sure there are no mechanical problems; test it once each year for bacteria and once every two or three years for harmful contaminants. If you replace or repair any part of your well system, this is also another time you need to test it.
The only way to find water contamination is through testing. As a well owner, it is up to you to maintain your well and have it tested.
Yes. The U.S. EPA's rules that protect public drinking water systems do not apply to privately owned wells. Most states have rules for private wells, but these rules may not completely protect your private well. In other words, as a private well owner, it is up to you to make sure that your well water is safe to drink.
Contact Jesse Campbell For More Information:
Jesse Campbell - Technical Assistance Provider and Lead on Private Well Program
Jesse Campbell is the lead of the Private Well Program and a Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) at Midwest Assistance Program (MAP). He possesses a Master’s Degree in generalized social work methodology from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. Jesse has worked with well owners for 4 years and has been a well owner for more than 15 years. Jesse has evaluated over 220 private wells using the assessment tool throughout the Midwest.
Jesse plans and delivers seminars, trainings, and workshops for well owners and professionals providing them with the necessary tools and resources to successfully protect public health and groundwater in MAP’s region. He is a licensed DS1 Water Operator in the State of Missouri and also works with small drinking water and wastewater systems to find solutions to their infrastructure and development needs through information, resource management, expertise, and technical assistance.
Phone: (816) 676-8610