Private Well Testing Program being Underutilized

By: Nada Ibrahim, HealthyJoCo Volunteer

According to researchers from the University of Iowa, they have found that their state-funded program for testing private wells suffers from “severe under utilization.” The program allocates funds every year to counties for residents to test their wells for possible contamination. However, counties have left over 55% of the funds untouched., meaning it is not being used.