Is your well water safe to drink? New resource from UNC-Chapel Hill, partners can help you decide
The UNC Superfund Research Program (SRP), in collaboration with the UNC School of Law Well Water Pro Bono Project, the environmental non-profit Clean Water for North Carolina (CWFNC), the NC Department of Health and Human Services, the Division of Public Health’s Private Well and Health Program, and the NC Real Estate Commission engaged in an effort to provide North Carolinians with information they need to assess the safety of their well water.
In October 2021, law students partnered with the NC Real Estate Commission to publish a brochure describing common well water contaminants, how to test for them, and resources for removing them when present. With UNC SRP and CWFNC, the team designed the brochure to inform realtors, property owners, and home buyers about the need for regular well testing as well as how to test well water and opportunities to reduce the cost of testing.