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Mount Olive Township to host annual well testing program on May 1

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Mount Olive Environmental Commission will hold its annual well testing program on Saturday, May 1 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Senior Center, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road.

Kits are available starting at $60, payable by cash, check or charge. Test samples are returned Monday, May 3 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 am.

Basic Kit $60 Basic kit includes tests for coliform bacteria, E.coli, and nitrate and should test every year.

Arsenic $35 Testing recommended every 3-5 years.

Lead $25 all homes built before 1987 should have drinking water tested for lead.

Volatile Organic Compounds $95 Sources include fuel tanks, gas stations, hazardous waste sites, dry cleaners and septic systems.

Radon $50 Radon in well water is a common issue and test at least once.

Gross Alpha $80 Gross Alpha is a test for uranium and radium. (other testing options are available).

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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