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PRIVATE WELL CONSTRUCTION

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Uniform minimum standards and methods for well construction and reconstruction for nonpublic water supply wells have been established to protect the public health by protecting groundwater supplies from contamination.  Wells need to be planned and constructed to adapt to the geological and groundwater conditions of the proposed well site to ensure reasonable utilization of every natural protection against contamination of the water-bearing formation(s) and the exclusion of possible sources of contamination, to attempt to produce bacterially safe water which is free of health-related problems.  The three diagrams below illustrate the state of Iowa administrative rules, Chapter 567-49, for Nonpublic Water Supply Wells.

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