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 - Private Well Coordinator/Technical Assistance Provider
Jesse Campbell is the Coordinator of the Private Well Program and a Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) at Midwest Assistance Program (MAP). Campbell has worked with well owners for 4 years and has been a well owner for more than 15 years. Campbell has evaluated over 220 private wells using the Private Well/Spring Assessment tool throughout the Midwest.
Campbell plans and delivers seminars, trainings, and workshops for well owners and professionals providing them with the necessary tools and resources to protect public health and groundwater in MAP's region. Campbell has a Master's Degree in generalized social work methodology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City and is a licensed DS1 Water Operator in the State of Missouri. Additionally, Campbell 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