Well Water Screening Week: To be determined...

The Well Water Screening week-long event has been cancelled to minimize traffic in and out of the office. This event will be rescheduled. 

To celebrate World Water Day 2020, we will be screening well water samples for nitrates and nitrites.  This FREE screening is open to everyone who uses a private well for drinking water.

 

Samples from drinking water wells will be screened for nitrate and nitrite. The screening is open to everyone who uses a personal well for drinking water. Bring your sample to the Conservation District office between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at 5950 Portage Road in Portage. Additional information and forms are available 

 

Please follow the directions below to sample your well. Collect samples just before getting them to the sample drop-off. Samples should be less than 48 hours old for a valid nitrate result.

 

  • Fill out the water Sample Information Sheet which is available below or available at office when sample is delivered.
  • Pick a tap that supplies water that has not run through any treatment devices (water softener, carbon filter, etc.). An outdoor faucet often works well.
  • Run the water for 10-15 minutes before collecting the sample. This will give the pump time to flush the water pressure tank and plumbing so you can collect a valid sample.
  • Keep the sample cool until you deliver your sample for screening.

 

​Your sample can usually be screened while you wait. If staff are not available, you will be called with your results. Please include a convienient phone number on your sample information form where you can be reached.

 

Additional information and submittal form are provided below. Feel free to call Linda at 269-775-3365 if you have questions.

How to collect your sample and other useful information.
2020 WaterWeek screening.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [180.5 KB]
Water Sample Information Form
Please fill out this form and bring it with you to the tree sale event.
2020WaterWeek Sample Info Sheet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [160.2 KB]

KCD Hours

Mon-Thu :

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Because we are a field office and Fridays are field days, please call BEFORE you visit so that someone can assist you.

Phone: 269.775.3368

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