Pesticides in Private Drinking Water Wells
A Survey of Private Drinking Water Wells for
Lawn and Tree Care Pesticides in a Connecticut Town
News and Information about Drinking Water Wells
A homeowner's first priority should be to test for radon in the air. If your home is served by a private well, you should also test for radon in the water. If the average of two or more waterborne radon tests is equal to or greater than 5,000 pCi/L, then the homeowner should consider treating the well water. The EPA and DPH recognize that typically, the greater health risks associated with radon are through the inhalation of radon gas and its decay products.