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The Pottawattamie County Board of Health is once again offering a program whereby State funding can be utilized for the purpose of testing water from water wells, properly plugging abandoned wells and cisterns that impact groundwater quality, and renovating existing wells to prevent contamination of the aquifer. Water testing is required for all newly drilled potable water wells. It is also recommended to have your water tested annually, after all well
maintenance activities, or after any changes in water quality.


We offer free water testing for: Bacteria, Nitrates, and Arsenic.

Contact the Planning Department to schedule a water test! 712-328-5792

Please consider properly plugging all unused or unneeded water wells! Not only a hazard to personal safety; old water supply wells are a site of point source pollution to the groundwater. Abandoned wells are not up to current code and are typically in poor condition, left standing open. These wells pose a risk to our drinking water because they can be a direct pathway for chemicals and contaminated water to enter the deeper aquifers that are normally protected. Help protect groundwater and our water quality by plugging unneeded

Contact us for more information on cost-share funds available! 712-328-5792

Or visit the Iowa DNR well plugging information page:


Well Water Quality (Testing, Renovating, and Closing wells)