Faculty Advisor

Dehner, Corey

Faculty Advisor

Rosbach, Derren

Project Center

Worcester Community Project Center


Private well water is used throughout many rural communities in the United States. Because private wells are not monitored as rigorously as public water supplies, it is imperative residents understand the need to test and treat their water regularly. Working with the Town of Charlton, our project goal was to understand and inform residents of the contamination risks in Charlton’s groundwater. Our recommendations include methods for informing residents about testing and cleaning their wells, and the benefits of public water, as well as ideas for future projects to aid the town.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies