Three years ago in North Stamford traces of pesticide pollution were found in the drinking water, identifying a potential health risk for residents in that area. The town got into action and has been investigating the situation. One of the results is the offering of well water testing by the Health Department.
As of this week, 1,258 residents have signed up for the new city-run private well-water testing program sponsored by the Stamford Health Department. The registrations put the department well above the 750 tests it is required to provide this calendar year and leaves about 500 spots open on the 2013 waiting list.
If you reside in North Stamford and have a private well, you may sign-up for Stamford's well water testing program by calling the Stamford Health Department's hot-line at 203-977-0816. Leave your name, address and telephone number. The testing costs $100 and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information on the Stamford Health Department well-water testing program, click here.