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Real Estate Report: Arsenic Abatement Program

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STATEWIDE (WGME) -- Officials at the Maine State Housing Authority say high levels of arsenic continue to be found in well water, especially in wells tested in Cumberland, Kennebec and Hancock Counties.

Maine Housing's Arsenic Abatement Program offers financial help for eligible households to fix it.

According to a press release from the Maine State Housing Authority, "single-family homeowners whose private well water is being tested or was tested within the last 12 months can apply for financial assistance for remediation systems. Households must show test results from a certified lab that indicate arsenic levels greater than 10 ug/L. The grants are limited to homeowners whose income is at or below 80 percent of an area’s median income."

For more information on how to test your well for arsenic and if you qualify for the arsenic abatement program, click here.

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