HEALTH expands previous well water testing recommendation

By Alana Cerrone

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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