Is your drinking water safe?
Do you know where your drinking water comes from? If it comes from your own well, you need to make sure it is safe to drink. Have your water tested every year to make sure it does not have chemicals in it that can make your family sick. There are things you can do to take care of your well to keep the water clean.
You may get your drinking water from a water company. Water companies always test the water before they pipe it to your house to make sure it is safe. You can ask the company to give you a report on what they found in the tests. Even if it is okay at the water company, the water an still become unsafe after it enters your home.
Want to know more about how you can make sure your drinking water is safe? Please visit the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Buncombe County or the Buncombe County Health Department for additional information.