Water testing for harmful Uranium continues
A team of water testers from local, state, and federal agencies were in Monroe County Thursday, testing well water at ten different homes in and around Juliette.
North Central Health District Environmental Health Director Carla Coley says the team is re-testing water that previously showed traces of the harmful Uranium element.
The group plans to test water from more than 52 wells in the area.
Coley says the tests will reveal if there is an abnormal Uranium content in the water and people need to change the way they use it, or if the traces of the element are normal.
"Because Uranium levels can fluctuate, we need to see how consistent those levels are, so it's just a peace of mind, it's also for us to know what's going on with the hydrology of the water and things like that," Coley said.
Three hundred testing surveys were mailed out to people in the area, but only fifty-two were returned.
People have until September 1, to return the survey if they want their water tested.