Helping Private Wellowners - Fix Private Wells to Produce Clean Safe Water in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Area homeowners that have an issue with their household water well may be able to receive some technical and financial assistance through a program being administered by the Pocono Northeast resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council. The Council’s program called the Household Water Well Assistance Program will be available beginning March 1st to provide very low interest loans to low to moderate income families in rural areas to service, repair, or upgrade their household water well system including new well construction, if necessary.


Through the program, the Council will be able to provide low interest loans at a rate 1% for variable lending terms. Homeowners must reside within rural areas in the following counties (RC&D Service Area): Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, and/or Wayne.

Training and Information Meeting have been scheduled for


March 14th- Monroe County Conservation District, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 (Monroe County)

March 21st- Lake Township Municipal Building, 488 State Route 29, Harvey's Lake, PA 18618
(Luzerne County)

March 22nd- Columbia County Agricultural Center, 702 Sawmill Road, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

March 23th- Park Street Complex, 648 Park Street, Honesdale, PA 18431 (Wayne County)

Applications for the program will be available to homeowners beginning March 1st and applications will begin to be scored and evaluated for acceptance into the program beginning April 25th.

Please pass the word.


Our Press Release


Program will need future community, business, and donor support to fix private wells that are contaminated prior to gas drilling and currently produce water that is not safe.  These wells are most likely the wells that could facilitate future contamination - they need to be fixed.

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Comment by Brian Oram, PG on April 24, 2011 at 9:56am
To the best of my knowledge - No
Comment by JK on April 24, 2011 at 1:25am

Is there a program in WV?


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