Is Your Well Water Safe to Drink?
Web posted June 10, 2014
Private wells should be tested every 2 or 3 years for safety. Some wells in the areas around Pelican Lake have dangerous levels of arsenic. Chronic exposure to elevated nitrates may lead to cancer. Bacteria in your well can make you sick.
AW Research is offering a reduced rate in partnership with Pelican Lakes Association and Pelican Lakes Conservation Club. They will test your well water for $48 for nitrates, arsenic, and bacteria.
Their staff will be available at Pelican Lakes Conservation Club pancake breakfast in Breezy Point on June 14 from 8 to 11:30.
Tests must be prepaid. You will receive a sterile bottle and instructions on how to take a proper sample. Bring the sample back to the breakfast or drop it off at their lab at the Brainerd Municipal airport.
AW Research will mail your results back and provide advice on any action that you may need to take if your well water is not safe.
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