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Protect Your Private Well

Many Americans receive their drinking water from a private well. These wells are not regulated by EPA or required to follow EPA’s standards. If you use a private well, there are steps you can take to protect your water and ensure the safety of your drinking water. 

This info-graphic shows home-owners steps they can take to keep their protect their water, remediate their wells, and prevent drinking water contamination.
 

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