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Water - Well Testing, Plugging and Rehabilitation

  1. Private well testing for Coliform Bacteria, E-coli Bacteria, Nitrates, and Total Arsenic (no charge to well owner)
    For other tests (arsenic speciation, pesticides, etc.) a fee may be charge
    Tests performed for real estate transfer purposes or merchandise soliciting may be charged accordingly.
  2. Abandoned Water Well Plugging
    Through the Grants to Counties Program funded by the Iowa Department of Public Health, our office receives funding to provide reimbursement to owners who plug qualified wells and/or cisterns. Please first call the Health Department to confirm that funding is still available and to confirm eligibility for reimbursement. In order for reimbursement payments to be processed, the Health Department must receive a completed Abandoned Water Well Plugging Record (DNR Form 542-1226), together with a copy of the invoice or statement for the plugging.
  3. Private Water Well Rehabilitation 
    Through the Grants to Counties Program funded by the Iowa Department of Public Health, our office receives funding to provide reimbursement to owners for qualified well reconstruction costs (e.g., casing repairs, well cap repairs, pitless adapter repairs, and elimination of well pits). Nitrate testing must be completed prior to reconstruction taking place (nitrate levels must be below 45 mg/L in order to qualify for reconstruction reimbursement). Please first call the Health Department to confirm that funding is still available and to confirm eligibility for reimbursement. In order for reconstruction payments to be processed, the Health Department must receive a completed Private Water Well Reconstruction Record (DNR Form 542-1519), together with a copy of the invoice or statement for the reconstruction.

     

Always call our office to see if we have money left first!