Water Well Resources Available Online

Water Well Resources Available Online

As part of our commitment to ensure that Americans who get their water from private household water wells have safe, reliable drinking water and to protecting our nation’s groundwater resources, we are pleased to offer the following free water well resources:

NEW! A Quick Guide for Well Owners: Simple Tips on Caring for Your Water Well – Handy brochure designed for well owners to provide a glance into technical concerns, water testing, well maintenance, and wellhead protection. There is even a place to keep your water well professionals contact information! Download your FREE copy.

Videos – A Disinfecting a Well video has been created to accompany our Disinfecting a Well information sheet, and a PSA on Emergencies & Wells that educate water well owners on what to do when disaster strikes.

Who Owns the Water? – WSC’s report on water rights laws has been updated to reflect the significant developments across the country.

Well Owner’s Manual – This 32-page manual includes sections on water well systems and maintenance, selecting a water well contractor, protecting your wellhead, water well testing, and understanding water well test results. 

All the educational materials mentioned above along with additional PSAs and posters related to water wells are FREE and available to download below.

We also have over 90 different wellcare® information sheets on topics related to water wells which can also be downloaded for FREE from our Water Well Care: wellcare® Info Sheets page.

Don’t see what you are looking for? Contact our wellcare® Hotline by calling 888-395-1033, send us an email, or chat with us live. Our water well experts are available to answer your questions and provide you with any information you need to maintain a safe water well supply. The Hotline is available Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET.  

Brochures

  • A Quick Guide for Well Owners: Simple Tips on Caring for Your Water Well
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    A handy brochure designed for well owners to provide a glance into technical concerns, water testing, well maintenance, and wellhead protection. There is even a place to keep your water well professionals contact information! Provides website resources for testing and licensed well professionals.


Video Spots

Disinfecting a Well Video:

PSAs on Emergencies & Wells:

Manuals/Reports

  • Special Report: Who Owns the Water
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    Who Owns the Water? WSC's report on water rights laws across the nation.

    In 2003, Water Systems Council published the first edition of Who Owns the Water? Updated reports were published in October 2005 and again in October 2009. Since 2009, there have been a number of significant developments with respect to groundwater rights across the country. This update includes these new developments.

    A section on Water Rights and Takings, added in 2009, addresses the court cases addressing the issue of when government regulation “goes too far” and infringes on private property rights. A number of significant cases have been decided since 2009 and have been added to the discussion in this section.


  • Well Owner’s Manual
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    The 32-page Well Owner’s Manual includes sections on water well systems, well maintenance, selecting a well contractor, protecting your wellhead, water well testing, and understanding water well test results. The manual also includes a well owner’s checklist and information on the wellcare® Hotline, a free hotline that provides advice on protecting, maintaining, testing, and conserving drinking well water supplies, at 888-395-1033 or online at wellcarehotline.org.


Public Service Announcement Spots

Click on a link to download any of these PSA spots:

Posters

Posters are full color standard paper size (8.5″x11″).

  • A well is like money in the bank.
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    As a well owner, you save money every month. Protect your investment with an annual well check up and water test. Contact your local well contractor today to continue saving tomorrow.


  • All natural.
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  • Are you feeling pressured to join the big system?
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    When choosing the best water service for your home or business, you don’t have to choose the big system. More than 23 million Americans rely on household wells for all their water needs. Modern wells meet all the demands of today’s homes for safe, reliable water.

    Wells are a cost-effective, efficient, and easy to maintain water supply source for you and your family. Best of all, you own your well and have the peace of mind knowing what your family is drinking when they turn on the tap. Choose well: choose a well.


  • Building a new house? Will you spend more time choosing your faucets than your water system?
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    Before you build your new home, investigate the options for your drinking water system. Ask your builder about a well.

    A well is a cost-effective, easy-to-maintain and efficient water supply source. Modern wells meet all the demands of today’s homes and supply safe, reliable water. Best of all, by owning your own well, you will have the peace of mind that results from knowing what your family will be drinking when they turn on the tap. Choose well: choose wells.


  • Do you ever think about what you’re letting go down the drain?
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    One drip per second. Eight and a half gallons per day. Over 3,000 gallons per year. Wasting water adds up. Conserve. Protect the water in your well and save precious ground water resources.  Choose well—choose a well.


  • Everyone loves well water!
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  • Have a well? Protect your family’s drinking water.
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    Contact your well contractor to do a wellcare checkup each year, including a well inspection and a water test.  For more information, contact the wellcare hotline at 1-888-395-1033 


  • In the dark about wells?
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  • Life is full of big decisions. Like choosing your water system.
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    You choose where you live, your telephone company, your electricity provider. Why let someone else choose your drinking water system? 

    Over 23 million Americans have household wells. Well water comes from aquifers—safe, protected natural reserves within the earth. A well is a cost effective, efficient water supply source for you and your family. Choose well: choose wells.


  • Live Well. Choose a Well.
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  • No thanks, I prefer well water.
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  • Providing a little drink of water is a big responsibility.
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    If you and your family are among the 23 million Americans who have a well, your water comes from safe, protected natural reserves within the earth called aquifers. Protect your well and family by having a well check up and testing your water annually.


  • Questions about your well?
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  • Read the fine print.
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    When making a decision about your water service make sure you have all the information you need. How much does it cost? How long will it take for you to pay for the system? How long will it last?

    Many community systems cost hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars and are financed over 40 years. Yet, a system’s life is usually estimated at an average of 15-20 years. In addition to construction costs, you will have to pay your share of operating costs and water treatment requirements.

    The cost of a well can be included in your home mortgage. Or, it can be financed through home equity loans or other short-term financing programs. Once paid for, you own your well! A professionally installed well will provide many years of reliable service. Minimal maintenance is required. The pump and other mechanical parts of a well can function well for 15-20 years or more.

    Choose well: choose wells.


  • Selling or buying a house with a well? (Version 1)
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    Contact a licensed well contractor in your area if you have any questions about your well.  Or, contact the wellcare hotline at 1-888-395-1033 


  • Selling or buying a house with a well? (Version 2)
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    Contact a licensed well contractor in your area if you have any questions about your well.  Or, contact the wellcare hotline at 1-888-395-1033 


  • When you have a well, you can relax.
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    A well is a cost-effective, easy-to-maintain and safe water supply source for you and your family. Best of all, by owning your own well you'll have the peace of mind that your family will be drinking nature's best.


  • Where does your water come from?
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    If you have a well, your water is nature's best - ground water!  Well water comes straight from the source - safe, protected, natural reserves within the earth called aquifers.  Choose well - choose wells.  For more information contact the wellcare hotline at 1-888-395-1033 


  • Why buy water in bottles when you can drink nature’s best?
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    Clean.  Cool. Good.  Well Well water comes straight from the source - safe, protected, natural reserves within the earth called aquifers.  Choose well - choose wells.  For more information contact the wellcare hotline at 1-888-395-1033 


  • You can’t always see your drinking water, but it’s there.
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    Water—our most precious natural resource. Natural reservoirs of ground water found below our earth’s surface provide well owners with quality drinking water. Tap into nature’s hidden resource with a well.


  • You hire professionals for your home electrical, plumbing and heating systems. Why should your well be any different?
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    Always use licensed or certified water well drillers and pump installers when a well is constructed, a pump is installed, or your system is serviced. Choose well—choose a well.


  • You’re careful about the food your kids eat. Ever think about the water they drink?
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    If you and your family are among the 23 million Americans who have household wells, your water comes from safe, protected, natural reserves within the earth called aquifers.

    A well is a cost-effective, easy-to-maintain and efficient water supply source for you and your family. Best of all, by owning your own well you will have the peace of mind that results from knowing what your family will be drinking when they turn on the tap. Choose well: choose wells.