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.
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.
Contact your local environmental public health office to see if your county participates in the GTC Program.
Arsenic and Private Wells Training
- Arsenic Exposure and Health Effects
- Lessons Learned from Cerro Gordo County
- Sampling - Analysis - Interpretation in the determination of Arsenic
Local Environmental Health Resources
- Iowa Administrative Code 641, Chapter 24
- Private Well Testing Information
- Well Plugging Information
- Well Logs and Well Reporting Information
- GTC and Private Wells Guidance
IowaGrants Claim & County Resources
- IowaGrants Site
- How to File a Claim
- Expenditure Guidance
- DNR Private Well Tracking System
- IEHA Continuing Education Registry
- Private Well Inspection Checklist
For more information contact: