Changeset 13207 in main


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02/23/17 08:01:31 (5 years ago)
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Paul Leo
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Private wells testing page - moved and added images, moved pdfs, updated page as per Deyonne

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    77        <CONTENT>
    8                 <h3>
    9                         <strong>The Health Benefits of Testing Drinking Water Quality</strong>
    10                 </h3>
    11                 <p>Make your drinking water quality a health priority for you and your family.<span class="plugin_picture align-right">
    12 
    13                                 <img ibis:src="view/image/Picture2440X165_1.png" alt="Well Testing" title="Testing the water from a private well will help you understand the drinking quality. " />
    14 
    15                         </span> The best way to know if drinking water from a private drinking well is safe to drink is by testing it. </p>
    16                 <h4>
    17                         <span class="plugin_link">
    18                                 <a ibis:href="water-test-fairs.html">New Mexico Private Well Water Fairs: Free Testing</a>
    19                         </span>
    20                 </h4>
    21                 <p>If you have a private well, regular water quality testing is very important. Many contaminants cannot be identified by taste or odor, making it difficult for homeowners to know if the water quality of their well has changed. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not regulate private wells and many states and towns do not require periodic sampling of private wells after they are initially installed. This makes it the responsibility of homeowners to periodically test their well for contamination.</p>
    22                 <h3>
    23                         <a href="index.html#xEPHT__waterfairs__1335">How To Test</a>
    24                         <span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;">         </span>
    25                         <strong>
    26                                 <a href="index.html#xEPHT__Test__1332">When to Test</a>
    27                                 <span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span>
    28                                 <span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;">
    29                                         <a href="index.html#xEPHT__Results__1979">Understanding Test Results</a>
    30                                 </span>
    31                         </strong>
    32                 </h3>
    33                 <p>Common water quality tests check for germs such as E. Coli, and chemicals such as nitrates, arsenic, uranium, lead, and fluoride by taking a sample of water from your well or from your drinking water source in your home such as the kitchen sink. If your well water smells, tastes and looks fine, you should still have it tested. Often germs and chemicals are unnoticed and the only way to find these is through testing. If germs are in your drinking water, they can cause abdominal cramping and diarrhea, for example.</p>
    34                 <p>Levels of various naturally-occurring and man-made contaminants in New Mexico ground water, including arsenic, uranium, manganese, nitrates, fluoride, sulfate, and bacteria might be elevated above the EPA Safe Drinking Water standards. Ongoing drought conditions and aquifer mining have raised further concern that increases in contaminants may occur in the absence of significant ground water recharge events. This is another key reason to test your drinking water. </p>
    35                 <h2>
    36                         <span class="plugin_picture align-right">
    37 
    38                                 <img ibis:src="view/image/Watertestschedule.final509x517_1.png" alt="Testing Schedule" title="Make your drinking water quality a health priority for you and your family by testing your water every year for bacteria and nitrates and periodically for arsenic, uranium, fluoride and total dissolved solids if you live in a rural area. " />
    39 
    40                         </span>When to Test
    41                         <a name="xEPHT__Test__1332" id="xEPHT__Test__1332"/>
    42 
    43                 </h2>
    44                 <p>Make your drinking water quality a health priority for you and your family by testing your water: </p>
    45                 <p>
    46                         <strong>Every Year: Bacteria, Nitrates</strong>. Checking these yearly is a good indicator if your water quality has degraded. This may mean your well casing has cracked or your water has been polluted by animal or human waste. The best time to test is in late summer.<br/>
    47                 </p>
    48                 <p>
    49                         <strong>Periodically: Other Chemicals.</strong> Test at least once for arsenic, uranium, fluoride and total dissolved solids if you live in a rural area. </p>
    50                 <p>If you live in an area that may be subject to industrial pollution, near a mine or mill site, test periodically for contaminants of concern, such as arsenic and uranium for many parts of the state. </p>
    51                 <p>Other harmful chemicals that you should test for will depend on where your well is located on your property and whether you live in an urban or rural area. These tests could include testing for lead, mercury, radium, atrazine, and other pesticides. </p><p>
    52                         <strong>There may be other reasons to test your water</strong> beyond your regularly scheduled tests, such as: </p>
    53                 <ul>
    54                         <li>There are known problems with well water in your area. </li>
    55                         <li>You have experienced problems near your well (i.e., flooding, land disturbances, and nearby waste disposal sites)</li>
    56                         <li>You replace or repair any part of your well system, such as a pump. </li>
    57                         <li>Someone in the home is expecting a baby or is nursing.</li>
    58                         <li>The water changes in smell, taste or color. </li>
    59                         <li>The well runs dry and then comes back.</li>
    60                         <li>A spill of chemicals or fuels occurs near your well. </li>
    61                         <li>You put in a treatment system to fix a water quality problem. </li>
    62                         <li>New agricultural activities near your well. </li>
    63                         <li>You just installed the well or you newly purchased property or a home with a well.</li>
    64                 </ul>
    65                 <p>
    66 
    67                         <p class="plugin_file">
    68                                 <a ibis:href="view/pdf/PrivateWellGuidance.NMED.pdf">
    69                                         <img ibis:src="image/icon/16/pdf.gif" alt="pdf" />
    70                                         <span class="filetitle">Private Well Guidance, NMED <span class="filesize">(239.4 KB)</span>
    71                                         </span>
    72                                 </a>
    73                         </p>
    74 
    75                 </p>
    76                 <h2>
    77                         <a name="xEPHT__labs__1334" id="xEPHT__labs__1334"/>
    78 
    79 How to have your well water tested </h2><p>
    80                         <a name="xEPHT__waterfairs__1335" id="xEPHT__waterfairs__1335"/>
    81 
    82                 </p>
    83 
    84                 <p>First, take advantage of the <span class="plugin_link">
    85                                 <a ibis:href="water-test-fairs.html">Well Water Fairs</a>
    86                         </span>
    87 offered by the state's Environment and Health Departments. These <span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">opportunities for no-cost or low-cost </span>
    88                         <span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">field tests assess drinking water quality in communities across the state. </span>
    89                         <span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">About 10 water fair events are held each year, usually in rural communities. At these fairs, well owners can bring in water from their well to be tested. Typically the water can be tested for these parameters during a field test: electrical conductivity, fluoride, iron, nitrate, pH and sulfate and sometimes arsenic. </span>
    90                         <span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">At most of these water fairs limited analysis will be performed the same day. You can either pick up results or have the results mailed to you. </span>
    91                         <span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">See the </span>
    92                         <span class="plugin_link">
    93                                 <a ibis:href="water-test-fairs.html">water fair schedule. </a>
    94                         </span>
    95 To<span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> request water fair in your community call (505) 222-9574. </span>
    96                 </p><p>Next, if you are buying property,conducting your regular water testing, testing due to reasons listed above, or if you are testing for specific parameters, <span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">it is recommended that your well water be tested by a State Certified Laboratory. Call the Drinking Water Bureau at 877-654-8720 and see the state environmental departments listing of these labs. </span>
    97 
    98                         <p class="plugin_file">
    99                                 <a ibis:href="view/pdf/ALLCertifiedlabsforWebAug2012.pdf">
    100                                         <img ibis:src="image/icon/16/pdf.gif" alt="pdf" />
    101                                         <span class="filetitle">Certified Labs <span class="filesize">(62.2 KB)</span>
    102                                         </span>
    103                                 </a>
    104                         </p>
    105 
    106                 </p>
    107 
    108                 <h3>Understanding the Water Test Results and Choosing a Treatment Option
    109                         <a name="xEPHT__Results__1979" id="xEPHT__Results__1979"/>
    110 
    111                 </h3><p>
    112                         <span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">After you test your water it is important to understand what the results mean. Try the </span>
    113                         <span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Northern Plains and Mountains Regional </span>
    114                         <span class="plugin_link">
    115                                 <a href="https://erams.com/wqtool/" target="_blank">Water Quality Interpretation Tool.</a>
    116                         </span>
    117                         <span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Select the United States option. </span>
    118                         <span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">This information can help you select an appropriate water treatment system if needed.</span>
    119                         <span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> </span>
    120                         <span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">If test results show that your drinking water contains contaminants at levels above the safe limit, you can improve the quality with treatment. An appropriate water-treatment system or use of an alternative source of drinking water, such as bottled water is recommended. </span>
    121                         <span class="plugin_link">
    122                                 <a ibis:href="private-wells-treatment.html">Learn more about water treatment and filtration.</a>
    123                         </span>
    124                 </p>
    125                 <h3>Well Water Testing Resources for Well Owners </h3>
    126                 <ul>
    127                         <li>
    128 
    129                                 <p class="plugin_file">
    130                                         <a ibis:href="view/pdf/Wellwater.tips.1.22.pdf">
    131                                                 <img ibis:src="image/icon/16/pdf.gif" alt="pdf" />
    132                                                 <span class="filetitle">Tips for Well Owners <span class="filesize">(209.6 KB)</span>
    133                                                 </span>
    134                                         </a>
    135                                 </p>
    136 
    137                         </li>
    138                         <li>
    139                                 <span class="plugin_link">
    140                                         <a ibis:href="well-resources.html">Resources for Well Owners</a>
    141                                 </span>
    142                         </li>
    143                         <li>
    144                                 <span class="plugin_link">
    145                                         <a href="http://ephtracking.cdc.gov/showWellWaterLandingSolution.action">National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network </a>
    146                                 </span>
    147                         </li>
    148                         <li>EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline: (800) 426-4791.</li>
    149                         <li>
    150                                 <span class="plugin_link">
    151                                         <a href="http://www.epa.gov/region1/eco/drinkwater/private_well_owners.html">EPA Information for Well Owners</a>
    152                                 </span>
    153                         </li>
    154                 </ul>
     8                <ibis:ExpandableContent titleLevel="2"><SHOW/>
     9                        <TITLE>The Health Benefits of Testing Drinking Water Quality</TITLE>
     10                        <CONTENT>
     11                                <br/>
     12                                <img ibis:src="view/image/environment/water/private_wells/Testtubes.jpg" style="width: 80%;" title="Testing the water from a private well will help you understand the drinking quality."/>
     13                                <br style="clear: both"/><br/>
     14                                Make your drinking water quality a health priority for you and your family.  The best way to
     15                                know if drinking water from a private drinking well is safe to drink is by testing it.
     16                                <br/><br/>
     17                                If you have a private well, regular water quality testing is very important. Many contaminants
     18                                cannot be identified by taste or odor, making it difficult for homeowners to know if the water
     19                                quality of their well has changed. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not regulate
     20                                private wells and many states and towns do not require periodic sampling of private wells after
     21                                they are initially installed. This makes it the responsibility of homeowners to periodically
     22                                test their well for water contamination.
     23                                <br/><br/>
     24                                Common water quality tests check for germs such as E. Coli, and chemicals such as nitrates,
     25                                arsenic, uranium, lead, and fluoride by taking a sample of water from your well or from your
     26                                drinking water source in your home such as the kitchen sink. If your well water smells, tastes
     27                                and looks fine, you should still have it tested. Often germs and chemicals are unnoticed and the
     28                                only way to find these is through testing. If germs are in your drinking water, they can cause
     29                                abdominal cramping and diarrhea, for example.
     30                                <br/><br/>
     31                                Levels of various naturally-occurring and man-made contaminants in New Mexico ground water,
     32                                including arsenic, uranium, manganese, nitrates, fluoride, sulfate, and bacteria might be
     33                                elevated above the EPA Safe Drinking Water standards. Ongoing drought conditions and aquifer
     34                                mining have raised further concern that increases in contaminants may occur in the absence of
     35                                significant ground water recharge events. This is another key reason to test your drinking water.
     36                        </CONTENT>
     37                </ibis:ExpandableContent>
     38                <ibis:ExpandableContent titleLevel="2">
     39                        <TITLE>How To Test</TITLE>
     40                        <CONTENT>
     41                                About 20 percent of New Mexicans receive their water from private wells, which are not tested
     42                                routinely. There are some options for New Mexicans to test their water. They can take their
     43                                water to private labs and take the opportunities available through state-sponsored water fairs.
     44                                <br/><br/>
     45                                To support well owners in New Mexico, the state Department of Health supports the state
     46                                Environment Department's Water Test Fair program, which periodically offers testing for
     47                                constituents which may be naturally occurring or result from sources including fertilizer,
     48                                animal waste, septic tanks, and refuse dumps.
     49                                <a ibis:href="environment/water/private_wells/TestFairs.html">Learn about upcoming fairs.</a>
     50                                <br/><br/>
     51                                <img ibis:src="view/image/environment/water/private_wells/Watertestschedule.final509x517_1.png" style="float:left; vertical-align:text-top; margin:0 10px 0 0; width: 56%;" alt="Testing Schedule" title="Make your drinking water quality a health priority for you and your family by testing your water every year for bacteria and nitrates and periodically for arsenic, uranium, fluoride and total dissolved solids if you live in a rural area." />
     52                                <br style="clear: both"/><br/>
     53                        </CONTENT>
     54                </ibis:ExpandableContent>
     55                <ibis:ExpandableContent titleLevel="2">
     56                        <TITLE>When To Test</TITLE>
     57                        <CONTENT>
     58                                <br/>
     59                                Make your drinking water quality a health priority for you and your family by testing your water:
     60                                <br/><br/>
     61                                <span class="Bold">Every Year: </span>Bacteria, Nitrates.
     62                                <br/>
     63                                Checking these yearly is a good indicator if your water quality has degraded. This may mean
     64                                your well casing has cracked or your water has been polluted by animal or human waste.
     65                                The best time to test is in late summer.
     66                                <br/><br/>
     67                                <span class="Bold">Periodically: </span>Other Chemicals.
     68                                <br/>
     69                                Test at least once for arsenic, uranium, fluoride and total dissolved solids if you live in a rural area.
     70                                <br/>
     71                                If you live in an area that may be subject to industrial pollution, or near a mine or mill
     72                                site, test periodically for contaminants of concern, such as arsenic and uranium for many parts of the state.
     73                                <br/><br/>
     74                                Other harmful chemicals that you should test for will depend on where your well is located on
     75                                your property and whether you live in an urban or rural area. These tests could include
     76                                testing for lead, mercury, radium, and atrazine, or other pesticides.
     77                                <br/><br/>
     78                                There may be other reasons to test your water beyond your regularly scheduled tests, such as:
     79                                <ul class="Indent">
     80                                        <li>There are known problems with well water in your area.</li>
     81                                        <li>You have experienced problems near your well (i.e., flooding, land disturbances, or nearby waste disposal sites)</li>
     82                                        <li>You replace or repair any part of your well system, such as a pump.</li>
     83                                        <li>Someone in the home is expecting a baby or is nursing.</li>
     84                                        <li>The water changes in smell, taste or color. </li>
     85                                        <li>The well runs dry and then comes back.</li>
     86                                        <li>A spill of chemicals or fuels occurs near your well. </li>
     87                                        <li>You put in a treatment system to fix a water quality problem. </li>
     88                                        <li>New agricultural activities near your well. </li>
     89                                        <li>You just installed the well or you newly purchased property or a home with a well.</li>
     90                                </ul>
     91                        </CONTENT>
     92                </ibis:ExpandableContent>
     93                <ibis:ExpandableContent titleLevel="2">
     94                        <TITLE>Understanding the Water Test Results and Choosing a Treatment Option</TITLE>
     95                        <CONTENT>
     96                                After you test your water it is important to understand what the results mean. Try the
     97                                Northern Plains and Mountains Regional <a href="https://erams.com/wqtool/" >Water Quality Interpretation Tool.</a>
     98                                Select the United States option. This information can help you select an appropriate water treatment system if needed.
     99                                If test results show that your drinking water contains contaminants at levels above the safe limit, you can improve
     100                                the quality with treatment. An appropriate water-treatment system or use of an alternative source of drinking water,
     101                                such as bottled water is recommended.
     102                                <a ibis:href="environment/water/private_wells/Treatment.html">Learn more about water treatment and filtration.</a>
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     104                                <TITLE>Well Water Testing Resources for Well Owners</TITLE>
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     108                                                        <a ibis:href="view/pdf/environment/water/private_wells/Wellwater.tips.1.22.pdf">
     109                                                        <img ibis:src="image/icon/16/pdf.gif" alt="pdf" />
     110                                                        <span class="filetitle">Tips for Well Owners <span class="filesize">(209.6 KB)</span></span>
     111                                                        </a>
     112                                                </li>
     113                                                <li><a ibis:href="environment/water/private_wells/Resources.html">Resources for Well Owners</a></li>
     114                                        </ul>
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