Domestic Water Wells

Drinking Water Well Replacement Program

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) was authorized $8 million by Senate Bill 108 (SB108) of which $5 million will be used to assist individual households and small water systems to replace failed drinking water wells for disadvantaged households. These funds are administered by Rural Community Assistance Corp (RCAC) and are still available.

Eligible Recipients

  • Individual Households (Homeowners)
  • Small Water Systems serving less than 15 connections

Eligible Project Activities (include, but not limited to)

  • New well construction
  • Design costs of necessary infrastructure
  • Well replacement, including extending wells to deeper aquifers
  • Permits
  • Distribution/Conveyance pipelines (up to the point of entry of household)
  • Water Quality Sampling and Laboratory Analysis
  • Limited Treatment systems (such as point-of-use devices)
  • All necessary appurtenances, etc.

Regional Private Domestic Water Well Abandonment, Repair, Replacement & Connection Program

The State Water Board has approved $11.3 million dollars from the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund to Self-Help Enterprises to develop and implement a Regional Private Domestic Water Well Abandonment, Repair, Replacement & Connection Program . The Program is available to prospective households within the Self Help’s service area  which includes Kern, Kings, Tulare, Fresno, Madera, Merced, Mariposa and Stanislaus counties. The Program will assist disadvantaged communities who have failed or failing drinking water wells by well repair or replacement . The Program can  also provide connection to a public water system when possible.

Eligible Recipients
  • Individual Households (Homeowners)
  • Small Water Systems serving less than 15 connections

Eligible Project Activities (include, but not limited to)

  • New well construction
  • Well repair and replacement, including extending wells to deeper aquifers
  • Permits
  • Well Abandonment
  • Design costs of necessary infrastructure
  • Distribution/Conveyance pipelines (up to the point of entry of household)
  • Connection to Public Water System
  • All necessary appurtenances, etc.

Self-Help Enterprises Household Private Well Assistance Program

The State Water Board has approved $14.69 million dollars from the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund to develop and implement a Household Private Well Assistance Program. The Program is available to prospective households within the Self Help’s service area which includes Kern, Kings, Tulare, Fresno, Madera, Merced, Mariposa and Stanislaus counties. The Program will assist disadvantaged communities with private domestic well by offering well testing and installation of POU/POEs to those participating households that have water quality issues.

Eligible Recipients
  • Individual Households (Homeowners)
  • Small Water Systems serving less than 15 connections

Public Water Systems (additional approval needed by the Division of Financial Assistance)

Eligible Project Activities (include, but not limited to)

  • Private Well Testing
  • Installation of POUs/POEs

How to Apply

Please contact one of the non-profit organizations below who are administering the funds under this program:

Contact Information

Technical Staff

Private Domestic Water Well Abandonment, Repair, Replacement & Connection Program Drinking Water Well Replacement Program Household Private Well Assistance Program

Senior Water Resource Control Engineer