Can water that comes straight out of the ground be contaminated with anything harmful?



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    Yes. Even though the United States has some of the safest drinking water, it can still become contaminated by chemicals, minerals, pesticides, sewer overflows, and other sources. Owners of private wells (water straight from the ground) also have to deal with contamination. Over 15 million households have private wells and they need to watch out for: Hepatitis A, E. Coli, gastrointestinal illness, reproductive problems and other issues. 

    This link gives information about how you can keep private wells safe to drink from.

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