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Danbury launches well water testing program for private wells

A program has been launched in Danbury that will allow 150 residents served by a private well system to have their drinking water analyzed free of charge.  In Connecticut, private well owners are responsible for testing the quality of their own drinking water and maintaining their own wells, but the City's Department of Health & Human Services is looking to give residents the best access to resources for their wellbeing. 


The well water analysis will be performed at a licensed State Certified Laboratory and will test for: total coliform, nitrate, nitrite, pH level, odor, chloride, hardness, apparent color, sulfate, turbidity, iron, and manganese.  Residents also have the option to add a test for lead for a fee from the laboratory. 


Residents can request this service by contacting the Department of Health & Human services at 203-797- 4625. 


Following this program, the City will begin subsidizing the cost of private well water analyses.