DROUGHT MAY LEAD TO ELEVATED LEVELS OF NATURALLY OCCURING ARSENIC IN PRIVATE DOMESTIC WELLS

“A new U.S. Geological Survey study highlights the importance of homeowners testing their well water to ensure it is safe for consumption, particularly in drought-prone areas. The first-of-its-kind national-scale study of private well water, conducted in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, showed that drought may lead to elevated levels of naturally occurring arsenic and that the longer a drought lasts, the higher the probability of arsenic concentrations exceeding U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s standard for drinking water.”

“While the results suggest that drought will have a negative impact, the study cannot predict what might happen at an individual well, further highlighting the importance of testing.”

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https://www.usgs.gov/news/drought-may-lead-elevated-levels-naturally-occurring-arsenic-private-domestic-wells