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Well Sampling Program


According to the CDC Approximately 14-15 million households in the United States rely on private wells for drinking water. More than 90,000 new wells are drilled throughout the United States each year. Contamination of a private well is not only the concern of the household served by the well, but also the households using other nearby water supplies and the aquifer that the water is drawn from. If you have a private well, it is important to know when to test and how to maintain your well properly to ensure your family's health. The CDC has produced a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding wells that may help you further understand how to properly service your well.

Clayton County Environmental Health does not regulate private wells in the County, but we do provide a well sampling service that tests for total coliforms and disease causing fecal coliform bacteria. Our office also provides recommendations on how to properly maintain well water quality.

Well Information

List of Contaminants That May be in Well Water (pdf)

For more information on private wells you may also want to refer to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Private Drinking Water Wells Web site.

 

Clayton County Board of Health
Office of Environmental Health Services

685 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, GA 30297
Phone: (678) 610-7469   Fax: (770) 603-4874