Ensure good water quality
Drinking water is tested on a regular basis in every community served by a municipal water system. Islanders benefit from hands-on management by qualified professionals. These protection efforts play a key role in preventing the spread of waterborne illnesses. People pay for this service through their property taxes, or through a direct charge. In the future, additional protection could be provided for well fields that serve central water supply systems.
More than half of Islanders are dependent on private wells and are responsible for managing their own water quality. A government run, state of the art analytical laboratory, and other private labs, offer water testing services to Islanders for a fee.