Pesticide study: Health district seeks Weston volunteers

As part of a private well testing pilot study by the Connecticut Department of Public Health Environmental and Occupational Health Assessment Program to investigate the extent of pesticide contamination in Connecticut, the Westport Weston Health District (WWHD), in cooperation with the state health department, is offering to collect and have tested (EPA test 505) water from 10 homes in Westport and 10 homes in Weston, free of charge.

Homes selected for the study should have been built before 1980 and may have undergone pesticide applications to control termites.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health is conducting similar sampling of private wells in other municipalities throughout the state.

Test results will be provided to each participating homeowner with a letter explaining the meaning of the results with suggestions as to how to correct any problems identified.

Homeowners interested in this voluntary testing program may contact the Westport Weston Health District to obtain additional information and/or to complete an application form.

Call 203-227-9571 or write to 180 Bayberry Lane, Westport, CT. 06880.

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