Well Water Testing

Learn about available well water grants and resources.

Grants to Counties Well Water grant offers:

  • Private well water testing, as funds are available, at no cost to the homeowner.
  • Contaminants commonly tested for are Coliform Bacteria, Nitrates, Arsenic, Manganese, Other contaminants can be tested for upon prior approval from IDPH
  • Limited homeowner reimbursement for well or cistern plugging and well reconstruction as funds are available. See Grants to Counties document.
  • Monitors small public water supplies also called Transient Non-Community (TNC) Water Systems in several counties.
  • Provides standards for construction of individual wells and enforcement of construction standards that protect area drinking water aquifers from contamination

Contact the Health Department for more information at 641-484-4788 or email cbehrens@tamacounty.org.

Downloads & Resources

Private Well Water Testing Background Information Form
Iowa Department of Natural Resources

University of Iowa Policy Report on the Grants to Counties Program
The University of Iowa conducted a review of the state of Iowa's Grants to Counties program.

Iowa Code 641.24: Well Testing, Reconstruction, and Plugging - Grants to Counties
Rules for administering the grants to counties program.

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