The U.S. Geological Survey and the Connecticut Department of Public Health are warning Connecticut residents, with a private well, of the possibility for higher than recommended levels of arsenic and uranium in their water supply.
The warning comes out of a new USGS study which projects that around 3.9% of private wells in the state have arsenic at higher levels than suggested safe by the Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, the report found that 4.7% of private wells in Connecticut have higher concentrations of uranium than EPA guidelines.
As a result of the research findings, state health officials are recommending all private well owners to have their water tested for these contaminants.
You can read the full report from the USGS here.