January 2014 - CRAHD Well Water Testing for Arsenic and Uranium
Health District Looking For Water Test Participants
Recently, the CT Department of Public Health (DPH) recommended homeowners test their wells for arsenic and uranium because testing in various parts of the state found high enough levels of the naturally occurring metals to prompt testing state-wide.
The Connecticut River Area Health District (CRAHD) has been asked by DPH to test twenty private residential wells in Old Saybrook, Clinton and Deep River for arsenic and uranium. The aim is to sample wells spread throughout the District to provide a good representation of levels within the three towns. The test sites will be selected with that goal in mind.
The testing is free, and the samples will be taken by the Connecticut River Area Health District and the State lab will analyze the samples.
Those who are interested in having their wells tested for arsenic and uranium are asked to contact CRAHD at 860-661-3300 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please understand that not all who call will be chosen to participate. Please call promptly upon seeing this!
Information about arsenic and uranium in water can be found here:
Fact Sheet: Arsenic in Private Drinking Water Wells
Fact Sheet: Uranium in Private Well Water