About Us

“Every Drop Counts”


The Private Well Owners Association has a mission to “promote a truly sustainable ‘Traditional Rural Lifestyle’ bringing common good and general welfare to the people of our area.  We Educate and provide water testing for public safety, while supporting our right, under the law, to pump 2 acre-feet of water annually and bring good stewardship by raising awareness on a variety of groundwater issues that affect everyone with all types of water supplies to their homes in our community. 

” Water Conservation must be a priority.” 

We are also dedicated to protecting our communities water quality and also, to educate well-owners to be aware of potential health problems and the need to test their water to safeguard their families water supply.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We Can Help!

The Private Well Owners Association is a Nevada 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, designed to educate and help safeguard well owners rights to protect their water rights and their independence under Nevada Law which they are allowed to pump 2 acre-feet of water annually.

The Association believes it’s motto “Every Drop Counts” can help motivate all the residents of Basin 162, which includes the community of Pahrump that even though they may not be on a private well, that their water is originated from the same groundwater basin and that we as a community must protect not only the amount of water in our basin but also the water quality.

We support having a community of Neighbors working together to protect our water and wells, whether their use is for Domestic, Irrigation, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal or Quasi-Municipal, Mining and Milling, or a Recreational and Wildlife use of our most precious lifeblood of our community.

The Well Owners Association goals also include protecting our right to have a well, encouraging all well owners to maintain, test, preserve and protect our water in Basin 162.

The Association does NOT support meters on private wells.