Locally-based Groundwater Information
Watershed planning groups often evaluate groundwater as part of locally-based water resource management efforts. To see if there's a planning group in your area, go to Watershed Planning in Washington. The website for Wellowner.org has helpful information related to groundwater and private water well systems, including tips on maintaining and testing your domestic well.
County agencies or partnerships can also be a good source of information about local groundwater conditions. Local health departments can provide helpful guidance on siting and maintaining water-supply wells and often provide a water-testing service if you're concerned about the quality of the water in your domestic well (usually focused on nitrates, bacteria, and, in some counties, arsenic). Here is a list of links for many of these local programs:
If you have any suggestions about additional resources to add to this page, please contact: Kirk Sinclair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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