CHARLOTTE COUNTY — If you are concerned your private well may have been contaminated by the flooding from Hurricane Ian, you can test your water at no cost to you Oct. 17-20. Follow these steps:
Pick up a kit from the Department of Health in Charlotte County Environmental Health office, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 1100 Loveland Blvd., Port Charlotte.
Follow the directions on the kit’s instruction sheet.
Take the water sample to the Benchmark Private Well Testing Laboratory, 1001 Corporate Ave., Suite 102, North Port before 3 p.m., Monday-Thursday, Oct. 17-20. The lab is located at 1001 Corporate Ave., Suite 102, North Port.
Results will come from the lab.
Please note this is testing for private wells only. If you received potable water from public utility, there is no need to test your water as that is being done by the facility. Due to Hurricane Ian, this service is being provided at no cost for a limited time only.
For information, visit www.benchmarkea.com
For Hurricane Ian information, call the Charlotte County Emergency Operations Center at 941-833-4000 or 941-743-1320.
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