Water is the most important natural resource on Earth. Ensuring that the water used for human consumption, such as for drinking, cooking,and hand washing is of utmost importance to Eastern Idaho Public Health.
Private Water Systems (Wells/Springs)
Wells can provide high-quality drinking water, and about half of the U.S. population receives its drinking water from well. But with well ownership comes the responsibility of keeping the water well in good working order. While Eastern Idaho Public Health does not have jurisdiction over private water systems, we do provide technical support and resources to help well owners ensure their water is safe for consumption.
Public Water Systems
By definition, any water system that has at least fifteen (15) service connections or regularly serves an average of at least twenty-five (25) individuals daily at least sixty days out of the year is a Public Water System (PWS). In Idaho, DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality) regulates Public Water Systems.