More than 50% of people in the United States use groundwater for drinking and other household uses.1
Explore resources for testing your well water, understanding your results, and navigating a sample well-testing results form. Find out about how well water contamination can potentially impact your health and view the distribution of contaminants across North Carolina.
In addition to information about private wells, read more about Superfund sites
and permitted toxic chemical releases
in North Carolina. Explore the distribution of these sites by viewing the county-level maps or read more about the nation’s hazardous waste programs by selecting a link on the left.
1. US Geological Survey. (2009). What is ground water? Groundwater Basics. Retrieved from http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1993/ofr93-643/