What’s in my well water?

More than 3 million North Carolinians rely on groundwater as their primary drinking water source.

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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.

Find out more about contaminants and view the average concentration of contaminants detected in private wells.
View maps of the average concentration of contaminants detected in private wells in each county.
Learn more about well construction and maintenance, find out how to test your well water, and access resources for understanding your results.

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About this project
Understand your results
Well water and health
What is Superfund?
UNC Superfund Research Program Glossary

This project was funded by an ARRA supplement from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (#P42ES005948) 2009-2011.