Public Notice - NH Dept. of Environmental Services

May 24, 2016

Contact Laura Lewandowski
Health Officer of Sullivan, NH

As a public notice of information, NHDES recommends testing of all water wells being used for drinking. The test would determine if there is any arsenic in your water. This is not a cause for concern, but it is a good practice to test any wells being used for consumption.

The National Cancer Institute has released a study on possible links between Bladder Cancer and drinking water from private wells. The study showed a possible exposure to low to moderate levels of arsenic. The rates of Bladder Cancer are highest in New England.

Consider testing your water.
These are signs of possible water quality problems.
Taste
Color
Odor
Staining of your clothes

Some dissolved solids, heavy metals, materials and other impurities may also be present.

If your drinking water does not come from a public water system, it is your responsibility to make sure your water is of drinking quality.

Water Testing can be done by a company or you can purchase a Water Testing Kit in a store.

For more information you can refer to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.

Here is a link to their Private Well Testing Program page.

http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/dwgb/well_testing/index.htm