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Well Testing Kits, Popular After Delaware Contamination

Don Rush

The Delaware Division of Public Health will continue to sell home testing kits to state residents with private well at $4 dollars a pop.

They have grown in popularity after a well contamination incident in Sussex County.

WBOC reports that some residents have decided to begin testing their wells for the first time.

Chantel Mason, chief of Health Systems Protections, told the television station that those who have wells should have them tested annually.

The kits contain tests for bacterial contamination and another for chemical pollution.

It’s recommended that the kits be returned to the place where they were sold.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.