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Private Water Wells

General Information About Private Wells

Does the state of Pennsylvania regulate private homeowner wells?
No. The PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) does not regulate private wells. However, since DEP receives many questions from homeowners about their privately-owned wells, this page is designed to provide homeowners with information about the following:

  • Well contaminants
  • Water testing
  • Drinking water certified labs
  • Maximum contaminant levels
  • Drinking water treatment devices
  • Publications
  • Well construction
  • Well driller information
  • Flooding resources
  • Other private well websites