UNC SRP researchers developed resources to display well water sampling data collected by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) from October 1998 – May 2019. The resources below allow the user to search by contaminant or by county and view the concentrations of heavy metals that have been detected in private well water in each of North Carolina’s 100 counties.
Recommended Citation: Lane, M.R., Eaves, L.A., Yelton, S., Gray, K., Fry, R. (2023) Heavy metal contamination trends based on the NCWELL database: A series of North Carolina maps. UNC-Chapel Hill Superfund Research Program.
Authors: Megan Lane, MEA, Lauren Eaves, PhD, Sarah Yelton, MS, Kathleen Gray, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill
Subject Matter Experts & Contributors: Kennedy Holt, MSPH, NC DHHS, Virginia Guidry, PhD, NC DHHS, Rebecca Fry, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill
Acknowledgements: UNC-Chapel Hill Superfund Research Program (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, P42ES031007) & NC DHHS, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch
Related Publication: Eaves, L.A., Keil, A.P., Rager, J.E., George, A., Fry, R.C. Analysis of the novel NCWELL database highlights two decades of co-occurrence of toxic metals in North Carolina private well water: Public health and environmental justice implications. Science of the Total Environment. 2022; 812. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.151479
Select a county to view a table of the private well water testing results.