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Information for You

Lead is a highly toxic metal. It can be found in both public and private water systems, in household plumbing, and in well components.

Manganese is an essential nutrient for the human body and is found in some foods. It is also a naturally occuring metal found in some rocks and soils in Vermont and may get into groundwater.

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

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.

Pesticides, petrochemicals and other organic chemicals are human-made and do not occur naturally in drinking water.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. Radon may be present in both soil and water.

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