Grant money available for well testing

     Grant money from the Iowa Department of Public Health is still available for this fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 for the following:

     • Water testing private water wells

     • Plugging abandoned private water wells

     • Plugging abandoned cisterns

     • Rehabilitation of private water wells

     To qualify for well plugging, the work must be performed by an Iowa DNR Certified Pump Installer or Well Driller. Rehabilitation work must be done by a Certified Well Driller and not have nitrate problems. Paperwork must be submitted to the Public Health Office at 105 Broadway Place, Suite 11, Anamosa, IA 52205, by June 29, 2017.

     To schedule a water test, call the office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Homeowners may have their well tested once a year, free of charge, provided grant money is still available. If for a real estate transfer, the cost is $25.

     For more information and to check availability, contact Paula Hart at Jones County Environmental Services at 319-462-4715.


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