There are over one million private water wells that serve farms and rural homes throughout Pennsylvania. These farmers and homeowners are responsible for all aspects of water system management including routine maintenance, water testing, interpreting test results and solving water quality and quantity problems.
Unfortunately, many individual water wells have never been tested and their owners are generally uninformed about proper well management. Research has shown that more than 50% of these private water systems fail to meet at least one drinking water standard.
The Master Well Owners project seeks to train volunteers throughout Pennsylvania to help educate rural homeowners on the proper management of private water wells. These volunteers will become part of a statewide network of Master Well Owners.