Wake County joins international groundwater professionals in reminding residents who use wells to have their water supply checked as part of National Groundwater Awareness Week, Sunday, March 10 through Saturday, March 16, 2013. During this important week, County Commissioners received an overview of recent groundwater issues, the roles of the partners and options for addressing issues within Wake County. The update was provided as part of the Board’s work session held on Monday, March 11, 2013.
The County offers analysis of samples taken from private wells through the Public Health laboratory and in conjunction with the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health. Residents may sample their own private well water for bacteria and inorganic compounds (minerals). Sample containers are available at several locations.
Wake County Lab
10 Sunnybrook Road, Ground Floor, Room G-80, Raleigh
The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) recommends routine annual well maintenance checks to help ensure water quality and proper operation of the well. NGWA also recommends your well water be tested annually or anytime there is a change in taste, odor, or appearance, or anytime the system is serviced. To learn more about NGWA visit www.wellowner.org