Tag Archive: wells

May 14

Nitrates in Rural Wells

If well water is contaminated by fertilizer runoff, septic discharges, or animal waste, it could put babies at risk. Consider this: Nitrate is a natural chemical compound present in almost all water, but high levels in fertilizer runoff, septic discharges, or animal waste can leach into groundwater. If it gets into drinking water, it puts infants …

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Jan 26

Well, Well, Well, What Safety Measures Do We Have Here?

Backyard wells offer safe and tasty water for millions of people—but that doesn’t mean they’re always clean. Draw on this: Approximately 43 million people in the U.S. get their water from private wells. And while most are safe, they should all be tested annually. “Either man-made or naturally-occurring contamination can be a problem,” explains Cliff …

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