Private Drinking Water
Private Drinking Water Systems
A majority of U.S. residents receive drinking water from federally regulated systems that are equipped with advanced technologies to ensure clean water standards are met under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). However, nearly 15 percent of Americans rely on unregulated drinking water systems (UDWS) that are not protected by the SDWA. UDWS are systems that serve fewer than 25 people or have less than 15 connections. They are typically private wells but also include springs, cisterns, and hauled water systems.
Because the lack of required testing and monitoring, UDWS pose a unique public health challenge.
New! Private Well Course
NEHA is proud to announce a new, no-cost, online education opportunity!
The Private Well Class is being provided to NEHA at no-charge by the Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois Water Resources Center at the University of Illinois. The funding for the Private Well Class program comes from the USEPA through a cooperative agreement with the Rural Community Assistance Partnership. Originally intended for well owners, this course has proven to be a resource for EH professionals for basic well and groundwater understanding. The class consists of 10 courses that can be taken in sequence or individually and are eligible for one (1) CE each from NEHA.
To take the course, visit , http://nehacert.org/.