Eau Claire City-County Health Department. An accredited Health Department by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) - Advancing public health performance.

Private Wells

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Nearly 1 in 4 Eau Claire County residents get their drinking water from a private well. Cities and villages are required to have their water tested frequently to be sure it is safe to drink. Private wells do not have the same requirement after they are drilled, so well owners are encouraged to test their drinking water at least once a year, as many contaminants cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted. Environmental Health Specialists at the Health Department can investigate to help determine the cause of poor well water quality.

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Well Maintenance and Water Testing
Well Location Permits
Well Filling and Sealing (Abandonment)
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