Wake County, NC

Virginia Tech is organizing a free water testing program for well owners in Wake County. Water test kits will be distributed to residents on Nov. 18, 2017 (10 AM-3 PM) at Harris Lake County Park (Cypress Shelter) and collected back the next day, Nov. 19 between 8AM-11AM. 

Min, Hisyam and Maddie at Cypress Shelter to distribute water testing kits to residents on Nov 18, 2017.

Water samples returned by residents will be analyzed for metals and bacteria. Metals, like lead, iron and copper, can originate from the pipes and plumbing materials connecting wells to homes. Bacteria may come into well water though cracked well cap or casings.

The major goals of this project are to a) better understand drinking water quality in private well systems, and b) help improve resources, strategies, and services being available to well users.

The flyer below provides detailed instructions for Apex/New Hill residents to get a free water test kit.

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