Mar 12, 2012 3:02 PM by Greg Boyce
Those who use well water should take some time to have their well water tested. The cost in El Paso County is $20.
There are about 14,500 private wells in El Paso County that serve about 39,000 people.
Residents with private wells in El Paso County may get their water tested for the presence of harmful bacteria at El Paso County Public Health. Samples are accepted from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and cost $20.
"Maintaining your well not only protects your property and health, it protects our ground water, which is a vital local and national resource," said Tom Gonzales, environmental health director with El Paso County Public Health.
Additional precautions to protect water quality include: