Well Water Screening Week: March 23-27, 2020

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 8:30 am to 4:30 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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