Well plugging and rehabilitation can be expensive. The Grants-to-Counties (GTC) program provides money to homeowners that qualify. The program are available through the GTC program which was established in 1987 when legislature passed the Iowa Groundwater Protection Act to help prevent further contamination of one of Iowa’s most precious resources; our groundwater.
Successfully plugging your abandoned well
Abandoned wells pose safety hazards
Drinking Water From Household Wells
Good Wells for Safe Water
Iowa Regulations for Plugging Abandoned Wells
Grants to Counties (addresses concerns about water quality and groundwater contamination)
- Free well water analysis to rural county residents. To request free well water analysis, contact Johnson County Public Health at 319-356-6040. No application required.
- Grants of up to $500 to assist with the costs of plugging abandoned wells
- Grants of up to $300 to assist with the costs of plugging qualifying cisterns
Application for Well and Cistern Plugging Financial Assistance
- Grants of up to $1,000 to assist with the cost of rehabilitating private water wells
Abandoned Well Plugging Record
Instruction for Well Rehabilitation
Application for Well Rehabilitation Financial Assistance
(Programs are subject to the availability of state grant dollars.)