South Central Health District of Georgia

The South Central Health District

Bleckley. Dodge. Johnson. Laurens. Montgomery. Pulaski. Telfair. Treutlen. Wheeler. Wilcox.

Non-Public Well Program

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Minimize water-related illnesses in non-public wells.


Information and Services

The Non-Public Well Program (NPW) provides a resource for information on wells ranging from installation of new wells, maintenance of wells and wellhead protection, sampling recommendations, to the proper abandonment of wells. In addition, the NPW Program provides assistance and guidance on compliance with rules and regulations for Non-Public Wells regulated by Local County Health Departments. The NPW Program also examines waterborne illness and outbreaks and is available to assist partners with waterborne disease outbreak investigations. Services provided by the NPW Program also include conducting environmental assessments during outbreak investigations of small water supplies, restaurants, and swimming pools.


Program Goals

  • Provide education, training and guidance related to well installation, protection, evaluation, chlorination, sampling and abandonment.
  • Provide technical assistance and support to local partners regarding enforcement of the Well Water Standards Act.
  • Assist in waterborne disease outbreak investigations.

The Non-Public Well Program is focused on small, private well water supplies, regulated by local Health Departments.


To obtain a Well Certification Request Form for your county, please visit the Form Finders menu on the home page of this website.


For more information, please visit links below:
Individual – Private Wells
Waterborne Diseases and Outbreaks