Homeowners

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Healthy homes means healthier Vermonters. Learn more about how to create and keep a healthy home environment for yourself and your family.

Information for You

Lead is a toxic metal that gets into drinking water from lead or galvanized iron pipes and fittings, lead solder, and brass or chrome fixtures.

Private water supplies are monitored and maintained by their owners, so it is important for them to do their own water testing and maintenance to make sure their drinking water remains safe.

Manganese is a naturally occurring metal found in rocks and soil in Vermont that may be found in elevated levels your private drinking water supply.

Nitrogen can take different forms in nature and is important for life in both plants and animals. The most common form of nitrogen found in well water is nitrate.

Smoking and radon are the leading causes of lung cancer. If you smoke and your home has high levels of radon, your risk of getting lung cancer is especially high.

The Health Department recommends testing your private water source for gross alpha radiation every 5 years.

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