Gardening with Well Water

Asked May 4, 2018, 3:45 PM EDT

We recently bought a house in Eugene with a well. We are connected to city sewer and water. What do I need to do to make sure the well water is safe to use in my raised vegetable beds?

Lane County Oregon

1 Response

If you are not planning on letting any folks/animals drink from the hose while irrigating, it should be fine to use. Because you had a well on the property it should have been tested for Arsenic when you purchased the house. At super high level we do not recommend using it even for irrigation.