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HEALTH expands previous well water testing recommendation

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By Alana Cerrone

Acerrone@abc6.com

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is expanding its previous recommendation for some Middletown residents to get their well water tested.

Back on March 28, HEALTH notified Middletown residents that a well on Wapping Road was found to have nitrate levels above the National Primary Drinking Water Standards. Officials urged area residents to get their well water tested as a precaution.

Since then, additional samples from other residential wells in Middletown have also shown elevated levels of nitrate. Officials are now advising residents with private wells in the following Middletown neighborhoods to have their water tested:

Baldwin Road
Bartlett Road
Little Creek Lane
Peckham Lane
Pippin Road
Porter Road
Riverview Avenue
Russett Avenue
Sakonnet Terrace
Wapping Road

Additionally, HEALTH officials remind all Rhode Islanders with private wells to get them tested at least once a year.

More information and a list of certified water testing laboratories are available here.

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