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Grants to Counties Water Well Program

The Grants to Counties (GTC) Program was established in 1987 when our legislature passed the Iowa Groundwater Protection Act to help prevent further contamination of one of Iowa's most precious resources; our groundwater.

Grants are made available to local county health departments to provide financial assistance to their residents for private water well services.

With grant money, residents of participating counties who own a private well can receive free well tests, receive reimbursement of up to $600 for each well renovated, up to $400 for each well plugged and up to $300 for each eligible cistern plugged if grant funds are available.

The Bureau of Environmental Health Services oversees the financial administration of the GTC Program. The bureau works closely with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, who provides technical oversight of water well testing, water well closure, and water well renovation through the GTC program.

To see if your county participates in the Grants to Counties Program, click here for a map of environmental health services offered in the state.

Local Environmental Health Resources

For more information contact:

  • Carmily Stone
    (515) 281-0921
  • Mindy Uhle
    (515) 242-6131

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