Protect Your Well Assessment Application

To find out more about the risks to your well please answer the following questions below. When you have completed all of the questions please click the "Submit Information" button at the bottom of the page in order to obtain recommendations specific to your private well based on the information you have supplied.

Private Wells Homepage

Appearance of your Water

Does your well water have an odour?

Type of private supply

Location of your Well/Spring

Is your well or spring within Please tick all that are applicable.

Protecting your Spring or Well

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Testing your Well water

Treating your Well Water

In this section we would like to find out some information about what type of (if any) treatment is in place in your private well? You can choose more than one type of treatment, if applicable.

Which county is your well/private supply located?

Information on the county in which your well is located is collated for statistical purposes only. The EPA does not require you to inform us of the location of your well.

Please press the "Submit Information" button below to obtain an advice sheet specific to your private supply based on the information you have supplied above.

Supplementary Information

To find out more about the risks to your well and what precautions you can take to reduce these risks please visit the EPA website or view our animation on private wells .
EPA Drinking Water Advice Notice
Advice Note No. 14:
Borehole Construction and Wellhead Protection
View Advice Note 14 as PDF (9Mb)
The Institute of Geologists of Ireland (IGI) also provide guidelines for private water wells. Guidance documentation is available on the IGI website at the following link: http://www.igi.ie/publications/codes-guidelines.htm

Data Privacy Issues

What data is collected? All of the information collected here will be held by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a secure and private way. Your assessment responses will remain confidential at all times. The EPA do not link any personal information or electronic information such as IP addresses to the survey responses.

What geographical data is collected? Information on the county in which your well is located is collated for statistical purposes only. The EPA does not require you to inform us of the location of your well.

Who to contact? If you have queries or concerns about completing this assessment please contact privatewells@epa.ie at the EPA where will be happy to discuss the assessment and your concerns.