Napa County, Calif. — Private well owners in specific counties, including Napa County, are eligible to participate in Rural Community Assistance Corporation’s (RCAC) Individual Well Program, which provides free private well assessments for those not regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act.

An estimated 43 million people in the U.S. rely on private water wells as their sole drinking water source, according to a U.S. Geological Survey. A well assessment can identify potential threats to individual wells that may impact drinking water quality and safety. Assessments include possible contamination sources, visual inspection, well construction and water source evaluation. In addition, RCAC’s professional staff will perform sanitary surveys, water quality surveys and test for nitrites.

During 2018, RCAC staff will perform well assessments for well owners in Arizona (within 50 miles from Tucson, Arizona), California (Nevada, Western Placer, Yolo, Sacramento, Napa, Kern counties), Idaho (Canyon County), Nevada (Washoe, Nye and Churchill counties) and Oregon (Lane and Jackson counties).

To register for the well assessment or for more information about the Individual Well Program, visit our individual well assessment web page or call Paula Thorpe at (916) 447 – 9832, ext 1049. This program is funded by the U.S. EPA, Washington, D.C. All private well information will be kept confidential and only be seen by the RCAC team.

Founded in 1978, RCAC provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. RCAC serves rural communities in 13 western states and the Pacific islands. Most of our work in Alaska, Hawaii and the western Pacific is focused in Native communities. RCAC also works with majority Latino communities and Tribes across the Southwest. RCAC provides a broad range of community and economic development services and lending to support local efforts. Visit RCAC’s Loan Fund web page to find out more about our loans.

Media contact:
Julia Helmreich, director
Communications, Development & Events
(916) 447-9832 x 1008