Author Archives : Sarah Long

Regional water testing needs

Water Testing…It’s Worth Repeating

One message that’s likely to be repeated, whether you’re reviewing information here at or reading the EPA’s guidance on private drinking water wells, is that the owner of a private water supply, like a well, is solely responsible for the quality of the water.  And it’s definitely worth repeating. Public drinking water, like for […]

Groundwater protection: Be a good neighbor

No one wants to drink bacteria, nitrates or toxic chemicals. So don’t let these nasties find their way into the groundwater that you and your neighbors depend on. Check your property for these common sources of contamination: Wells Abandoned wells and well pits Yard or farm water hydrants Septic systems Manure and fertilizers Hazardous materials […]