Mississippi Private Well Populations
For decades, Mississippians have enjoyed a plentiful groundwater supply, but the time has long since passed when each individual home had its own well or cistern. Today, most Mississippians receive their drinking water from public water supplies, which are tested monthly for contaminants. If contaminants are found that exceed allowable levels, the public is notified immediately and corrective action is taken. While this activity is vital to ensure the continuous, safe water supply we have come to expect, there are still a significant number of Mississippians who depend on private wells for their water.