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Wells can contain high levels of arsenic in water

More than 44 million Americans get their water from private domestic wells, most of which are unregulated. Of those, a new study says that about two million people could be exposed to high levels of naturally occurring arsenic in their water.

Free well owner workshop offered November 11

Merced, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) will host a free well owner workshop in Merced, California on Saturday, November 11. The event is open to all private well owners. Topics will include proper operation and maintenance of septic systems and drinking water wells, common septic and well troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and solutions, and protecting our groundwater.

Wildfires pose threat to Napa and Sonoma drinking water

Fortunately none of the Napa and Sonoma Counties ravaged by wildfires during October are without drinking water. However, water regulators say that treating drinking water may be a challenge as they work to mitigate ash and erosion around reservoirs.