If your family gets drinking water from a private well, do you know if your water is safe to drink? What health risks could you and your family face? Where can you go for help or advice? Get answers to these questions and more. Keep in mind, however, the EPA regulations that protect public drinking water systems do not apply to privately owned wells. As a result, owners of private wells are responsible for ensuring that their water is safe from contaminants. For additional information, click here for the CDC (Center for Disease Control) website containing facts relating to privately owned wells. WSDOH (Washington State Department of Health) also provides details for homeowners.