Iowa Private Well Program: Private Wells in Karst Areas, November 25, 2015

(2015) Iowa Private Well Program: Private Wells in Karst Areas, November 25, 2015. Natural Resources, Department of

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Abstract

All well owners should be aware of and understand the quality of the water coming out of their tap. Owners of private wells have the responsibility of testing their water to make sure it's safe to drink and use. Even though the water may look clear and taste good, it may not be safe to drink because it contains one or more contaminants at levels above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency maximum contaminant levels. Consuming unsafe water can lead to illness and disease. The only way private well users know their water is safe to drink is by sending a sample of the well water to a certified drinking water laboratory for drinking water analysis.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: wells, water supply, water quality
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Drinking water
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Groundwater
ID Code: 34798
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2020 20:42
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2020 20:42
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/34798