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Kansans Who Drink from Private Wells are Largely Blind to Possible Contamination

(Photo by Brian Grimmett / Kansas News Service)

The federal government requires public drinking water to meet strict quality guidelines. But if you’re one of the 150 thousand Kansans who get their drinking water from a private well, you’re on your own - no testing requirements exist. In this report from the Kansas News Service, we hear how poor groundwater quality is putting the health of some Kansans at risk -- and what some health experts think the state should do about it.

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