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Private Well Assistance

GLCAP can assist you if you own a home in a rural area and use well water supplies. We can help assess and educate you on the quality of your water well. We also provide low-interest loans for well repair or replacement.


GLCAP offers two primary services to assist rural well owners with their water wells.

Our Water Well Education Assessment program provides no-cost water well assessments for rural well owners. Our Household Water Well Assistance program provides low-interest financing for home owners for well repair or construction.

Cindy with the Water Well Education Assessment program.

For more information on water well loans, contact:

Angie McConnell
Loan and Grant Specialist

Water Well Loans

The Household Water Well Program provides low-interest loans of up to $15,000 for rural homeowners who need water well improvements, in-home water treatment, and septic systems. Loans carry a 1% interest rate. Maturity may not exceed 20 years and depends on the borrower's repayment ability. Borrowers will be responsible for associated loan costs such as recording and other fees.

The program is available to Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin residents who live in a town that does not exceed a population of 50,000.

Loans are available for residents with a household income at or below the following limits: Illinois — $52,972; Indiana — $44,613; Michigan — $45,413; Ohio — $45,090; Wisconsin — $49,001

Loans are supported by a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service. GLCAP is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.

A fact sheet is available at this link. 


For more information, contact: 

Cindy Brookes 
Rural Development Specialist

Private Well Assessments

Private water well assessments help you learn more about your well system and can identify potential threats to your drinking water supply. Well water testing assessments entail an in-person inspection of your well, evaluation of the water source, and education to ensure well water safety.

We can also recommend feasible solutions for identified issues and provide assistance to access federal, state, and other funding for well constructions and repairs.


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