Recent sample testing of well water throughout the county revealed 50% tested positive for bacteria. The five Sevier County Rotary Clubs are joining hands to extend efforts begun in 2007 to provide safe drinking water from the 20,000 wells throughout the county.
In cooperation with Alan Bruhin, Agent for the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, Rotarians made a commitment to provide well testing for 250 households in the county. Tests evaluate the water for coliform and E-coli bacteria, which are not directly harmful, but indicate of the presence of harmful pathogens.
Countywide distribution of test kits will take place Thursday, June 19, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the following locations:
Gatlinburg Boys and Girls Club
Pigeon Forge Community Center... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.