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Table 7 Respondent explanations for not testing, or not testing more frequently, their private water supplies

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

Explanation Frequency Percent
Inconvenience and time issues 39 26.5
No health problems or noticeable water changes 32 21.8
Don't drink from private water source 22 15.0
Forget or procrastinate 13 8.8
Lack of information on testing 10 6.8
No particular reason 10 6.8
Use a water treatment system 9 6.1
Previous test results were normal 8 5.4
Cost 3 2.0
Distrust laboratory 1 0.7
Total 147 100
  1. as described in response to an open-ended question