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On July 20, 2021, Reps. Kildee (D) and Gallagher (R) reintroduced the Test Your Well Water Act. This bill directs the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a household well water testing website. The Test Your Well Water Act comes at a critical time. Currently, more than 13 million American households depend on private well water for their daily needs, yet only half of these wells have been tested in the last 5 years and only a small number are tested annually, as recommended by the EPA and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The proposed website will house the following:
By naming NSF-specific standards, Reps. Kildee and Gallagher cast a spotlight on our dedication to protecting and improving global human health. For more information about the bill, check out the joint press release.