GOSHEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s Department of Public Health is providing free private well testing at the Goshen Fair.
The first 100 people who visit the agency’s private well education booth will be eligible for the testing. The booth will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The free kits will allow homeowners to collect a water sample from their well, which will be analyzed by the Department of Public Health Laboratory for two naturally occurring metals: arsenic and uranium.
DPH announced in 2013 it determined the presence of arsenic and uranium in various towns around the state. The toxic metals have no taste or odor.
The Goshen Fair Grounds are located at 116 Old Middle St.