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Table 3 Respondents' concern level regarding potential contaminants/characteristics of water from their private water supplies

From: Public perceptions of drinking water: a postal survey of residents with private water supplies

  Very Concerned # (%) Concerned # (%) Neither Concerned nor Unconcerned # (%) Unconcerned # (%) Very Unconcerned # (%)
Chemicals (n = 232) 127 (54.7) 50 (21.6) 21 (9.1) 24 (10.3) 10 (4.3)
Pesticides/fertilizers (n = 232) 129 (55.6) 56 (24.1) 21 (9.1) 17 (7.3) 9 (3.9)
Lead/other metals (n = 229) 115 (50.2) 58 (25.3) 26 (11.4) 21 (9.2) 9 (3.9)
Bacteria (n = 235) 146 (62.1) 66 (28.1) 9 (3.8) 10 (4.3) 4 (1.7)
Hardness (n = 232) 54 (23.3) 87 (37.5) 65 (28.0) 22 (9.5) 4 (1.7)
Smell (n = 230) 88 (38.3) 81 (35.2) 35 (15.2) 22 (9.6) 4 (1.7)