Testing For Stamford's New Well Water Ordinance Underway

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Stamford will begin testing private wells in the city as part of a new ordinance beginning Dec. 2. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Flickr user Jenn Durfey

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford Department of Health and Social Services will continue to test private wells in the city in preparation for the new well water ordinance that will go into effect Jan. 1. 

Under this new ordinance, residents can have their well water tested for pesticides, arsenic and uranium. If you have had your well water tested in the past for pesticides and volatile organic compounds, you are welcome to have it tested again under the new ordinance. The cost of the test is $100.

“I urge all homeowners with wells to take advantage of this program. It is important that everyone test their wells,” said Anne Fountain, director of Health and Social Services, in a statement. 

Residents can call the well water testing hotline at 203-977-0816 and leave their name, address and contact number. The department will then contact residents to set up an appointment for testing. 

For more information on well water testing or the ordinance, visit the city's website.

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