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Private Drinking Water Wells

The EPA does not regulate private drinking water wells. Many states and towns do not require sampling of private wells after installation. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to maintain the safety of their water. This website provides information to help homeowners care for their private wells and protect their health.

State Resources