DPH: Private Wells

Private Wells

There are approximately 344,000 private wells in Connecticut that serve approximately 24% of the state’s population of 3,510,300 persons. About 867,000 people are served by their own domestic drinking water source.   

Private (domestic) wells are not currently regulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) therefore private well owners are responsible for the quality of their own drinking water. 

Local Health Departments/Districts have the authority over private wells in their respective towns. Private wells should be properly sited and approved before being constructed.

For technical advice on well water construction, maintenance, quality or treatment contact your Local Health Department/District or the Department of Public Health – Private Water Program at 509-7296.


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