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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:

When owning a well, there’s more to think about than falling down it. (via: Iowa DNR)

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 Treyens of the National Groundwater Association. “For instance, arsenic and radon occur in the geology in many areas of the country, and if it’s above a certain threshold, it could present a health risk.”

Household, agricultural, or industrial contaminants can also filter into the earth and end up in drinking water.

That’s why working with a certified water specialist to test, treat, and maintain a well is key to playing it safe with drinking water.

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The fine print:



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