Free Online Private Well Class


MassDEP and EPA invite you to participate in this training, and we also ask that you help us extend the reach of this initiative and inform private wellowners in your town of this training opportunity as well. For more information, visit The Private Well Class website at or send an email to

The Private Well Class is designed to help a homeowner better understand how to properly care for their water well, to ensure their water remains safe to drink. By understanding the basic science of water wells and following best practices to maintain and protect your water supply, this class will provide the tools you need to ensure a safe water supply and help extend the life of your well. The following topics will be covered in the ten part email course:

  • understanding how groundwater moves and gets into your well

  • how water gets from your well to your faucet

  • basics of well construction and the type of well you have

  • how groundwater and wells get contaminated

  • common operations issues for well owners

  • how to care for and maintain your well, pump, and infrastructure

  • testing your well water and ensuring water is safe to drink

  • understanding test results and fixing water quality problems

  • understanding regulations that affect you

  • what to do in an emergency or equipment failure

  • where to find help and get questions answered locally

The lessons will be reinforced by monthly webinars you can attend as often as you wish, even after the emailed class materials have ended.