Private well survey now online

PETERBOROUGH — Residents who have private wells are being encouraged to participate in a survey being conducted by the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College that’s intended to develop information about exposure to contaminants in private well water.

Information from the survey will be used by the N.H. Department of Environmental Services and the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services to develop programs to protect public health.

The survey does not involve sending water samples and is not a way to get an analysis of the water quality from a specific well, but after the survey is completed, a link to a Dartmouth website will provide information about how to get water tested.

People who complete the survey, which takes about 15 minutes, will be eligible to enter a contest to win an iPad computer.

A link to the survey can be found on the homepage of the town’s website, The survey may be taken by anyone in any New Hampshire town who has a private well.

Dave Anderson can be reached at 924-7172, ext. 233 or He’s on Twitter at @DaveAndersonMLT.

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