The Private Well Conference - A National Workshop on Private Well Issues
Tuesday, December 5, 2017: 1:40 p.m.
On May 23-25, 2017 the University of Illinois Private Well Class program hosted the first National Private Well Workshop for sanitarians, drillers, scientists, public health officials, educators, and other professionals. Over 110 experts, educators, and industry professionals attended and listened to nearly 40 presentations related to private well issues, outreach, education, challenges, industry perspectives, and partnering opportunities. Topics covered included well owner outreach and education, lead in private water systems, well construction issues, well owner concerns and questions, industry perspectives, laboratory concerns and testing, changing private well regulations, best practices, springs as water supplies, online tools, and the future of private well education, outreach, and public health protection. The most important issues identified, solutions offered, lessons learned, and successes presented at the conference will be shared in this presentation.