Private Well Water Resources for Community Partners

(Updated 6/25/2014)

The resources provided below are for organizations interested in learning more about the drinking water that comes from private wells in Maine. Use these resources to plan and evaluate community prevention activities, apply for funding, and monitor this important environmental health issue in Maine. Work is underway to make additional resources available on this page, so check back often.

Questions about these resources? Contact Karyn Butts at 207-287-6650 or karyn.butts@maine.gov

Data

Use the Maine Tracking Network data portal to find private well water quality data (for arsenic, fluoride, manganese, nitrate, nitrite, and uranium) for towns, Healthy Maine Partnership service areas, counties, public health districts, and the state. The data portal is also home to Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data about homes with wells and well water testing behavior.

In the interactive data portal, you can create your own customized maps, tables, and charts to better understand private well water quality and testing in your area.

Reports

Assessment of Arsenic Concentrations in Domestic Well Water, by Town, in Maine, 2005–09; United States Geological Survey External site disclaimer

Training Webinars

Private Well Water Data on the Maine Tracking Network External site disclaimer: Watch this webinar to learn how to use the Maine Tracking Network to access data about private well water quality and testing in Maine. (Live webinar held on 5/13/2014.)

Well Water 101: External site disclaimer This recorded webinar presents an overview of well water quality issues and resources in Maine. (Live webinar held on 4/18/2014.)

Resources to Use in Your Community

Contact Karyn Butts to order bulk quantities of brochures, posters, and tipsheets: karyn.butts@maine.gov or 207-287-6650.

For Community Grantees

Information and documents provided in this section are for community partners under contract with the Department of Health Human Services to provide community-based well water safety education and outreach services.