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Private Wells Require Private Eyes       Archived


For the more than 15 million American households that use private wells, water safety is a personal issue. EPA regulations that protect public drinking water don’t apply to private systems. Dr. Joan Brunkard discusses the prevalence of private wells, the importance of selecting the safest location to dig a private well, and the need for private wells to be inspected annually to reduce the risk of waterborne outbreaks associated with private well water. Created: 3/6/2008 by MMWR. Date Released: 3/12/2009. Series Name: A Cup of Health with CDC.

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