Radon in Drinking Water

Radon is found in water. If your drinking water comes from a surface water source such as a river, lake, or reservoir, it is likely that any radon that might be present is released into the air before reaching your water supplier or home.

Radon is a concern if your drinking water comes from an underground source, such as well that pumps water from an aquifer. This is not to say all well water contains radon.

Homeowners who obtain water from a public water system (city, town, or regional) can obtain information about Radon levels in drinking water in accordance with the 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act. You will receive annual water quality reports that will tell you what is in your water, including Radon if it has been tested, where your water comes from, and how it is being treated.

THE MASSACHUSETTS RADON AND WATER ACTION LEVEL IS 10,000(pCi/L)
THE RHODE ISLAND RADON AND WATER ACTION LEVEL IS 5,000(pCi/L)