YARMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Center for Disease Control is urging Mainers to get their well water tested for a host of naturally occurring compounds that can cause health problems over time if left untreated. Arsenic, uranium, fluoride, radon and bacteria are just some of the substances commonly found in well water in Maine.
"The majority of issues that make the phone ring are for taste, smell and visible characteristics that are not harmful to our customers," said Kevin Kaserman, a division manager for Mr. H2O/Dunbar Water. "You can have arsenic, uranium, radon and bacteria - all things that can absolutely cause harm, but there is no indicator to the homeowner."
The problem is, if it's clear and looks fine, people often assume it is safe.