Indiana residents with private wells will have the opportunity to test their water for free thanks to a state agency. The state’s Department of Environmental Management says residents are eligible for free testing if their property contains a private drinking water well.
It’s part of a statewide effort to document Indiana’s ground water quality. The testing, part of the 2016 Ground Water Assessment Survey, will identify what’s in the well’s water including the potential presence of harmful chemicals. Well owners will be educated on how to reduce their exposure to those chemicals.
IDEM officials say the more wells they are invited to test, the better the data collected for the entire state to form a bigger picture of any challenges our state might be facing.