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Drinking Water

No one can live without clean drinking water.

Waste Water

Where there are humans, there is wastewater. Places that make a lot have to prove they can get rid of it safely. We can provide that proof.

Radon

Every day, little radiums start a fantastical journey to become lead. However, for the four days they spend as radon along the way, they can cause a lot of damage to your lungs.

Soil

Leaky underground fuel tanks, pesticides, metals. Many things can contaminate your soil.

Septic

Everything goes down the drain and then we (you) don’t have to think about it ever again, right?  Well, our septic inspectors can help you make sure nothing comes back to visit.

Mold

Mold spores can be found everywhere, but some types are friendlier than others.  What kinds are you breathing in?

Resources

Interpretation Of Results

Interpretation Of Results

ABBREVIATIONS MCL stands for “Maximum Contaminant Level”.  It is the highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water.  MCL’s are EPA enforceable standards.  EPA has also published non-enforceable guideline levels for contaminants causing cosmetic problems...

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Tips for Homeowners: Wells and Well Water

Tips for Homeowners: Wells and Well Water

WELL ANATOMY All wells must be constructed by licensed well drillers in accordance with state regulations. The well must pass inspection and the water should be certified as potable (drinkable) by the health department before the well can be used. The components of a...

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Tips for Homeowners: Iron Bacteria

Tips for Homeowners: Iron Bacteria

What are iron bacteria? Iron bacteria are widespread in the environment. They will generally be found in iron water pipes and anywhere else that a combination of dissolved iron and dissolved oxygen is present. Iron bacteria are found in soil, stream, cool surface...

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Tips for Homeowners: Gasoline Contamination

Tips for Homeowners: Gasoline Contamination

Question: How can gasoline enter my well water? Answer: Over the past fifty years, many buried gasoline tanks have been abandoned or not properly monitored and are now leaking gasoline into the environment. Unfortunately, once gasoline or fuel oil is lost from the...

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Tips for Homeowners: Chlorinating a Well

Tips for Homeowners: Chlorinating a Well

The Frederick County Health Department supplies the following information to citizens whose well water is contaminated. The department recommends the following procedure for chlorinating a contaminated well. Before treatment, turn off the pump breaker before removing...

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