Water utilities are regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act to test and treat public water supplies, but private well owners must essentially act as their own utility operator. This means that you have to maintain your own system, monitor your drinking water, and address any problems that arise. To start this process, you should get acquainted with your system and routinely test your water.

Private Wells

  • MDWWA Waterwell

    Understanding and Maintaining Private Wells

  • Water-Hands

    Your Well and Its Water Quality

  • gw-artesian-diagram USGS


  • Flood

    Your Well and Floods

  • Well

    Abandoned Wells

  • Drain

    Grey Water / Reclaimed Water

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    Financial Resources