Well Water Risk

In the summer of 2005, the Health Department identified certain areas of Howard County that may be at risk for radium contamination in their well water. At that time, a letter entitled “Radionuclides & Your Well Water: A Homeowner's Guide" was sent to all residents who live within the suspected area. We continue to collect initial samples for existing homes in this area free of charge.  Testing for new homes and other non-residential uses may be subject to charges.

If you live within the radium area and would like to schedule an appointment to have your water tested, please contact us at 410-313-1773.

For concerns or questions about installing or repairing a drinking water well please visit the Well and Septic Program webpage.

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