Powell County

Human health related groundwater quality testing suggestions

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Nitrate and Bacteria (E. coli and total coliform) should be tested regularly, ideally every year.

Lead can be a concern if household plumbing was installed prior to the mid-1990s, especially if well water is corrosivve.

Copper can be an issue if household plumbing includes copper and well water is corrosive.

Arsenic, Fluoride, Nitrate, Uranium have been found above the human health threshold in this and/or a neighboring county.