Approximately 44 million residents in the United States get their drinking water from private wells. These wells are often impacted by wastewater and other contamination sources.

Publications and Presentations

Schaider, L. Septic systems as sources of pharmaceuticals, fluorinated chemicals, and other emerging contaminants in private wells on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. CDC Private Well Community of Practice Webinar. March 16, 2016.

webinar recording

Schaider, L.A., J.M. Ackerman, R.A. Rudel. 2016. Septic systems as sources of organic wastewater compounds in domestic drinking water wells in a shallow sand and gravel aquifer. Science of the Total Environment, 547:470-481. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.12.081