Uranium Update and Location Map

Post Date:05/18/2019 2:48 PM

The Town is continuing to take action regarding elevated levels of uranium recently identified in some private wells in the Glastonbury community.  This year, more than 600 homes have been tested to date through the Town’s testing efforts, and more than 500 results have been received back from the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health Laboratory.  The remaining test results are expected within the next few weeks, and will be forwarded to property owners as soon as they are recorded in the Health Department.    

Using results from the water tests, the Town has created a map showing the location and amount of uranium in tested wells.  Elevated levels are associated with the underlying Glastonbury Gneiss bedrock, which is present throughout town.  Click here to view the map depicting uranium levels in tested wells.  

Residents are encouraged to continue to share their own well water sample results with Glastonbury Health Director, Wendy Mis, to support the map’s development

The Town is in discussions with the public water companies serving Glastonbury to explore the potential for extending the public water lines in broadly affected neighborhoods.  Glastonbury will also be submitting an application to the CT Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for a loan, which would support a technical study of factors that could impact expansion of public water systems.  More information will be made available through the town website as it becomes available. 

To stay up-to-date on this effort and other matters of public health, please visit and subscribe to "Public Health" updates or contact the Health Department at (860) 652-7534.

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