The are many areas in the midwest part of the U.S. that have a heavy concentration of farms and mines. In these areas, health officials are saying that groundwater is likely to be compromised.
They are finding lead and cadmium in areas where they find mine tailing waste. In other areas they are finding solvents used in aeronautics maintenance.
Farming areas where spraying for insects and weeds is common can also have an adverse effect on private wells.
These health officials strongly recommend having well water tested for e coli and coliform once a year. They also recommend testing for metal contamination in well water on an annual basis.
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