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Groundwater Protection and Well Stewardship

Oregon's Domestic Well Safety Program

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Nearly 23% of Oregonians rely on domestic wells, or private wells, as their primary source of potable water. This makes groundwater protection and well stewardship important to public health. The Oregon Domestic Well Safety Program (DWSP) works to protect the lifelong health of people in Oregon and our groundwater resources. We partner with local health departments and other state agencies to assess and manage risks associated with private wells and promote domestic well safety.

Wildfire Resources

If you sustained losses or damage due to wildfires beginning September 7, 2020, you may be eligible for disaster aid. 

Beginning in February 2021, The Oregon Health Authority will provide vouchers for private or "domestic" water testing to residential fire impacted well users. Vouchers will cover testing for Arsenic, Nitrate, Bacteria, Lead, and, depending on damage assessment results, Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylenes (BTEX).

  Learn more about FREE Well Testing Vouchers 

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