Healthy Wells Day
Healthy Wells Day is an annual awareness campaign organized by Rural Water Watch to promote the need to regularly test well water. It is not a single event, but a movement and call to take action!
Failure to test your well can expose you and your family to bacteria, viruses, and parasites that may have made their way into your well water. This can cause serious gastrointestinal illness and make you and your family very sick. Long-term exposure to unsafe levels of naturally occurring chemicals, such as arsenic and uranium, can lead to chronic diseases such as cancer.
There are many ways to participate in Healthy Wells Day by yourself or with your community. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
Assess your well for maintenance issues; look for cracks, holes, overgrown vegetation, etc. Click HERE for more information.
Take time to learn about well water issues. Visit our Resources page for more information.
Share information and resources through social media about Rural Water Watch and well water issues
Tell friends and family to visit the Rural Water Watch website or social media pages and help them test their water
Talk to your landlord about water testing
Donate to Rural Water Watch to support community sampling events
You can also organize a community sampling event on Healthy Wells Day. Community led events are a great way to reduce or remove many of the barriers that prevent homeowners from testing their wells, including cost, lab access, lack of awareness of water testing guidelines, and inconvenience. Rural Water Watch can help you promote, organize, and run an event. Contact us for more information.
Don't forget to use the #healthywellsday hashtag on social media!
This year, Healthy Wells Day is on October 18th, 2020. How will you participate?