Private Wells – Test for a silent killer

By Mike Ekberg, MCD manager for water resources monitoring and analysis There may a silent killer lurking in private wells used for drinking water. Recent groundwater studies in our region show that drinking water in up to 20 percent of private wells contains high levels of arsenic. Long-term exposure to arsenic through drinking water is … Continue reading Private Wells – Test for a silent killer

Simple septic system steps save money and mess

By Mike Ekberg, Manager for Water Resources Monitoring and Analysis None of us wants to throw thousands of dollars down the drain or put our family’s health at risk. But if you have a septic system and don’t maintain it, you could be doing just that. It costs only $250 to $300 every four years to … Continue reading Simple septic system steps save money and mess

Water needs you because you need water

By Sarah Hippensteel Hall, watershed partnerships manager Manager for Watershed Partnerships Have you ever tried to live a day or even a half day without water? No morning shower, no morning coffee, no washing your clothes. Those are the simple inconveniences. But it’s more than that. No water for the doctor to wash her hands before … Continue reading Water needs you because you need water