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Well Care Videos

Free videos from PrivateWellClass.org

Why Doesn't My Well Produce Very Much Water?

Some wells produce very little water, even when all of the water system components are in excellent condition. Low-yield private wells are usually the result of certain aquifer conditions, and can be associated with specific water system problems. Watch the video to learn more.



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Is My Private Well Safe After a Fire?

Private wells and water systems can sustain many kinds of damage in a wildfire. Here are some things to look for when inspecting your private well system after a fire, and some steps to take to ensure your water is safe to drink again.



PrivateWellClass.org is a service of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Funding has been provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership. Click here to sign up for our free well care e-course.

What Environmental Health Professionals Need to Know About Wells - February 17, 2016

This webinar recording discusses private well topics that environmental health professionals might encounter in the field. The webinar will answer questions such as:

  • Why well owners are not always interested in their wells
  • How wells should be constructed and what to do about poor construction
  • How poor construction and abandoned wells can affect human health


PrivateWellClass.org is a service of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Funding has been provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership. Click here to sign up for our free well care e-course.

Why Does My Well Keep Losing Pressure?

Private water systems rely on pressure tanks to supply pressurized water to the home. Incorrect tank sizing and other tank problems can lead to loss of water pressure at the faucet. Watch the video to learn more.  


PrivateWellClass.org is a service of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Funding has been provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership. Click here to sign up for our free well care e-course.

9 Best Management Practices for Private Wells

Your private well is one part of a mechanical system that supplies water to your home. Here are 9 management practices to help you ensure that system keeps running smoothly and continues supplying safe drinking water to your home.  


PrivateWellClass.org is a service of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Funding has been provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership. Click here to sign up for our free well care e-course.