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Information for You

The Health Department recommends testing your private water source for common drinking water contaminants that may cause health problems if ingested.

Ozone is a colorless gas with a noticeable smell. Although ozone is naturally found in the atmosphere, it is also a main part of air pollution called smog.

The Health Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have specific lead-based paint requirements for the maintenance and renovation of buildings and structures built prior to 1978.

Carbon monoxide is a poison, even at low levels. Breathing high levels of CO can cause severe illness or death in a matter of minutes.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that public water systems use chlorine for disinfection at the water treatment facility.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas. It is produced when liquid, solid, or gas fuel is burned. It is sometimes confused with carbon dioxide (CO2).

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