Can I use my well water for bathing, washing hands, or laundry?

If your well water has been tested and is at or below the draft MDEQ drinking water criterion of 7.2 parts per billion (ppb), it is considered okay to use the water for things like bathing, washing hands, and doing laundry. If your well water is above the draft MDEQ drinking water criterion of 7.2 ppb, you will receive bottled water for drinking until you can be connected to city water. You should contact the MDEQ or Washtenaw County Public Health for information and direction on using your water for bathing, washing hands, and laundry.

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1. What is 1,4-dioxane?
2. What can 1,4-dioxane do to my health?
3. How do I know if 1,4-dioxane is in my drinking water?
4. 1,4-dioxane has been detected in my well. What does the level mean?
5. Which wells are tested?
6. What if I want to test my water?
7. Is the a filter I can put on my faucet to remove 1,4-dioxane?
8. Can I use my well water for drinking?
9. Can I use my well water for bathing, washing hands, or laundry?
10. Should I be concerned about breastfeeding my child if I drink water with 1,4-dioxane?
11. Water comes into my basement. Do I need to worry about 1,4-dioxane in the water?
12. Can I use well water in my humidifier?
13. What if I want more information about the 1,4-dioxane plume?