wells: Well Contamination in Lebanon Oregon - 01/16/09 07:26 AM
I don't serve the Lebanon Oregon area, but that county does lie next to Marion county. I wanted to get the word out about well contamination that has been occurring in that area.
The chemicals tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylele (TCE) are in the groundwater in some parts of Lebanon. This is not an issue for people that use city water.
So...if you are looking to move into Lebanon Oregon and plan to purchase a home that has a well, you need to check the well for these chemical solvents. 
Oregon law requires that wells be tested for nitrates and coliform during … (1 comments)

wells: Arsenic in Well Water in Oregon - 02/19/08 05:12 PM
I was recently asked about arsenic streaks in my area. 
Arsenic is a natural element that occurs in soil and rocks.  Most people hear the word arsenic and immediately become concerned.  I work with a lot of buyers purchasing small acreage properties here in Salem, Oregon so am familiar with well testing.  In Oregon, the seller of a home with a well is required, by law, to test for coliform (e.coli) bacterias, as well as nitrates.  I advise my clients to ask for lead and arsenic at the same time.
The USGS (United States Geological Survey) compiles data from well … (4 comments)

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