Initial Results of an Assessment of Private Well Risks and Vulnerabilities

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An assessment tool to evaluate private well risk and vulnerability was developed as part of a national program of outreach and education to private well owners. The 8-page assessment allows a professional to determine how well construction, site conditions, land use, geology, and other factors might impact water quality and the risk of well contamination. During 2016 as many as 720 assessments are being completed in over 20 states. The data from these assessments is being evaluated to better understand how long standing private well issues affect the perception of risk. Well characteristics (proper construction, proper maintenance), well owner knowledge, use of treatment devices, sampling frequency, land use practices near the well, and understanding of best practices will all be described and presented. Conclusions drawn from this unique dataset will be discussed as well.
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2016


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