Free water testing available for private well owners

National Groundwater Awareness Week is March 5-11

Greene County environmental health and zoning administrator Chuck Wenthold offers the following for private well users during National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 5-11:

  • When was the last time that you had your private well water system sampled and tested?
  • Do you know if your water is safe to drink today?
  • Can you or your family consume the water without worries of illness and chronic exposures to contamination?
  • Did you know that health organizations recommend you test your private water supply at least once each year?

If the questions above leave you uncertain about the safety of your drinking water, you should keep reading.

How about this fact – did you know residents in most of Iowa’s counties can take advantage of a program that provides free water testing for private well owners and users? It’s true!

The Iowa Department of Public Health manages a private well testing program called the “Grants to Counties Well Program”. This program provides free water testing for private well owners and users. This service will help residents understand the safety of their drinking water. Residents can contact Greene County environmental health at 515-386-5669 to arrange for a free water test.


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