About WSC

About WSC

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Our Vision

Well water ~ recognized by all as safe and naturally better.

Our Mission

To protect and promote well water systems.

Founded in 1932, the Water Systems Council (WSC) is the only national nonprofit organization with programs solely focused on private water wells and small, shared wells serving more than 13 million households nationwide (US Census American Housing Survey 2015).

WSC is committed to ensuring that Americans who depend on wells have safe, reliable drinking water and works to educate well owners, consumers, and policymakers at the local, state and federal levels about water wells and the importance of protecting America’s groundwater resources.

The goals of the Water Systems Council include:

To protect users of well water.

To safeguard the capital investment in existing wells.

To preserve important groundwater resources.

To ensure a safe drinking water supply for all Americans.

To promote wells as affordable, common-sense drinking water systems.

The Water Systems Council provides the following services on behalf of its members:

Serving as a key educational resource for private well owners on issues like water well maintenance, well water testing, well water treatment and all aspects of water well ownership.

Monitoring federal and state legislation, ordinances, and regulations that impact the well industry.

Working with federal and state agencies at the policy level on issues relevant to well owners and the water well industry.

Spearheading Standards Development activities in order to establish performance standards for wells and well parts.

Providing training and technical assistance materials to advance the education of well owners and well industry manufacturers and suppliers.

Helping individuals and communities – especially small communities – determine the best ways to meet their needs for safe, affordable drinking water.

WSC members include major manufacturers of components for wells and other small water well systems, leading distributors and manufacturer representatives for those components, state associations of well contractors and groundwater professionals, and other drinking water organizations and individuals in the water well industry. Join today.

Well owners can join our wellcare® Well Owners Network, a free resource for the latest information on well care and maintenance.