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The Master Well Owner Network

There are over 978,000 wells providing over 3 million people with their drinking water in Pennsylvania. More than 10,000 new wells are drilled every year.  There are, however, no regulations that establish standards for the construction or operation and maintenance of wells. Similarly, there are no requirements for testing water to insure that it is safe to drink. These responsibilities fall to individual well owners. 

The Master Well Owner Network is here to help.  The network was created by the Penn State Extension Service to provide well owners with advice on how to maintain wells and keep them safe from contamination.

For copies of informative publications on wells or to contact a member of the Master Well Owner Network in your area, visit the MWO Network webpage


Well Owner.Org:  Your one-stop resource for information relating to private water well systems and groundwater.  Includes information on Well Maintenance and finding a reliable water well contractor. 

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