Massachusetts drinking water and the probability of arsenic and uranium

Massachusetts drinking water


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Mass­a­chu­setts drink­ing water prob­a­bil­i­ties of Arsenic and Ura­ni­um can now be seen at the fol­low­ing detailed town maps.   Just fol­low the pre­vi­ous link and click on the link next to your town to obtain a PDF map of the Arsenic/Uranium prob­a­bil­i­ty zones for your town. Let’s back up first and answer some impor­tant ques­tions regard­ing the test­ing and poten­tial health impacts asso­ci­at­ed with Arsenic and Ura­ni­um in water.

Drinking Water Standards

First, it is impor­tant to note that the state and fed­er­al pub­lic drink­ing water stan­dards for Arsenic and Ura­ni­um are 0.010 ug/l or ppb, parts per bil­lion and 0.030 ug/l or parts per bil­lion respec­tive­ly. It is high­ly rec­om­mend­ed that all home­own­ers test their wells to make sure your Mass­a­chu­setts drink­ing water is in com­pli­ance.


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The only way to know for sure if your drink­ing water is above or below these stan­dards is to get it test­ed by a cer­ti­fied lab­o­ra­to­ry. Treat­ing the pres­ence of Arsenic and Ura­ni­um in water can be more com­pli­cat­ed than treat­ing oth­er issues, how­ev­er, it can be achieved effec­tive­ly through proven tech­nolo­gies such as reverse osmo­sis and ion exchange type sys­tems that grab the con­t­a­m­i­nants out of the water pri­or to enter­ing your home or business’s water sup­ply.

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If you sus­pect the pres­ence of Arsenic or Ura­ni­um in your water, the safest way to avoid health risks is to drink bot­tled water until your well water is appro­pri­ate­ly test­ed and then treat­ed if nec­es­sary.

The poten­tial health effects of Arsenic and Ura­ni­um in water are quite scary, but only occur when high lev­els of the con­t­a­m­i­nants are con­sumed. Drink­ing water with high­er lev­els of Arsenic can lead to nau­sea, vom­it­ing, diar­rhea, car­dio­vas­cu­lar effects and brain effects. Long term con­sump­tion has been shown to increase the risk of cer­tain can­cers as well. Chron­ic expo­sure to Ura­ni­um in drink­ing water has been linked most­ly to kid­ney dam­age.


Check the town maps linked in the first para­graph of this arti­cle for more infor­ma­tion on whether your pri­vate bedrock water well is in a high prob­a­bil­i­ty loca­tion. If you are at risk, give us a call for help with test­ing pro­to­col or for treat­ment options. Even if you aren’t in a high prob­a­bil­i­ty area, it is impor­tant to have your pri­vate well water test­ed annu­al­ly. If you know your water is con­t­a­m­i­nat­ed, be safe and drink only bot­tled water until the prob­lem is resolved.

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H2O Care, Inc. is an established Massachusetts water testing and filtration company, formed in 1989 with offices in Hudson & Middleton, Mass.  Articles published by the company can be seen by going to the website, and clicking on the publications tab at the top of the home page. We can be reached by email at service or by calling us at 800–539-1100.