The Private Well Conference

National Stakeholder Meeting: May 23-25, 2017

The 2017 Private Well Conference is believed to be the first of its kind, being both national in scope and exclusively focused on private drinking water supplies. This conference will bring together members of the private well community to learn new ideas and share experiences to strengthen outreach, education, and research programs around the country.

The 2.5 days will feature a mixture oral presentations from invited speakers and accepted abstracts, as well as panel discussions, a "lightning session", and opportunities for networking. Funding for this conference and the Private Well Class program comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP).

The last day to register is May 9.


Conference Themes
  • Private Well Challenges and Opportunities
  • Perspectives about Private Wells
  • Innovation in Outreach and Education
  • Partnerships for Success

In addition to the 30-minute oral presentations, there will also be panel discussion featuring drillers from around the country and their view of the private well issues well owners, educators, and regulators face. There will also be a 90 minute “lightning session” where attendees will be given the opportunity to spend 5 minutes describing an innovative aspect of their program.

Contact Information

Planning for the conference is underway and questions may be addressed to Steve Wilson.


Details At a Glance

May 23-25, 2017 (2.5 days)
Champaign, IL

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