An exciting opportunity to learn about the water you drink is being offered to all residents with private wells in the Towns of Decatur, Jefferson, Spring Grove, and Sylvester. However, others in the county may also take advantage of the opportunity to test their drinking water.
If you are interested in learning more about drinking water and the quality of your water, this program is an opportunity to have your well water tested at a reduced cost and learn of the results during an educational program with drinking water experts. Groundwater specialists strongly encourage rural residents to test their water at least once every 2 years.
This program is neither mandatory nor regulatory. It is completely voluntary. Those who participate will receive the results of their water tests during an educational program the evening of December 13th, 2018. Results will be kept confidential.
Options for Well Testing:
- Homeowner Package (Includes tests for nitrate, coliform bacteria, pH, alkalinity, and hardness.) Cost $52.00
- Metals Package (Tests for arsenic, lead, copper, iron, zinc calcium, magnesium, manganese, sodium, potassium, and sulfate.) Cost $49.00
- Triazine Screen (Includes tests for triazine type pesticides like atrazine) Cost $30.00
If you choose all three packages the cost is $123, a discount of $8.
Bottles will be available for pickup the week of November 8th at the following locations and times listed. Bottles must be filled and returned on Monday, November 12th, to the site where you picked up your bottles. Tests must be paid for when the bottles are picked up. View the complete 2018 Drinking Water Testing Program Press Release with the proposed date list for bottle pickup and return dates.