Will Chappell is the President of Air and Water Quality, Inc., a Maine-based business that helps homeowners resolve water quality concerns. Since Maine has a higher percentage of residents drinking from residential wells than any other state, it is a matter of public health to get regular testing for well water.
Toxic heavy metals (arsenic, manganese, uranium) and man-made chemicals (PFAS) can often be present in our residential well water. Because you cannot see, smell or taste these toxics, it is important to test your residential wells every 3-5 years.
One can get started by contacting a lab or reaching out to a water treatment business. In Maine, there are also funds available to help low-income households with testing and remediation expenses.
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