How to Protect Your Well

In the Ozarks, we are fortunate to have clean and safe drinking water. Local public water utility providers like City Utilities of Springfield work diligently to deliver safe drinking water to your faucet. If you are not on a public water utility and own an individual private residential drinking water well, it is up to you to make sure that your water is safe to drink. Health professionals recommend testing your private well once a year for bacteria. It is important to keep up with routine testing of your well to help ensure your water source is being properly protected from potential contamination, that appropriate treatment is selected and your well is operating properly. Springfield-Greene County Health Department provides inexpensive private well testing at their laboratory. For a list of a list of available tests, prices and step-by-step illustrated instructions visit their website at

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Stacey Armstrong Smith, Projects Manager