Water Wells

2021 Drought Update

As drought and intense heat waves create drier and hotter conditions that stress the capacity of water systems, water sources can become strained and limited.  If you are on a well water system that has gone dry, Self-Help Enterprises may be a resource that can help you with getting water again.  Self-Help Enterprises is a nationally recognized community development organization whose mission is to work together with low-income families to build and sustain healthy homes and communities.  Self-Help Enterprises’ service area is comprised of eight counties – Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus and Tulare County.

You can learn more about their Emergency Water Program through their website, or contact them at (559) 651-1000.



Water Well Information

Registered Environmental Health Specialists assist in protecting the health and safety of the community by ensuring well health standards are being met.

Functions

  • Educate people to prevent health and safety problems regarding wells and to act as a resource to treat existing health and safety issues.
  • Inspect newly installed wells to ensure proper health and safety standards are met.Investigate failing wells.
  • Environmental Health Specialist staff assist individuals by discussing what available resources for proposed plans are in the community.
  • Review proposed plans to construct, install or adjust existing wells to meet health and safety standards.
  • Initiate and monitor corrective actions to ensure health and safety at regulated facilities.

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