County will test additional wells

Harris County has announced that they will test additional private water wells in Highlands and Channelview. The project is named Phase II Drinking Water Well Sampling Project, and is a joint collaboration between Pct. 2, Pollution Control, and Public Health departments of the county. It is being paid for by funds from the settlement obtained from the PRP (Potential Responsible Parties) in the Waste Pits lawsuit. Private wells in the 77530 and 77562 zip codes are eligible, if they meet other criteria listed below. (SEE MAP TO THE RIGHT FOR PURPLE AREAS). If you are qualified, you must call 713-274-0911 before March 10 to register. Calls will be returned with an acknowledgement.

Testing will be performed at no cost to homeowners, and results will be provided to each.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Property Owner must sign a consent form;
  • Property must be located in areas shown on the map;
  • Drinking water on property must be provided from a single family, privately owned residential well, with no other water source;
  • Properties that were previously sampled in Phase I are not eligible for resampling.