Stephenson SWCD is pleased to be offering a well-water testing program again this year. Well water can be tested for nitrates, and metals.
As in previous years the program is organized as a drive which helps to keeps the cost down. Kits will be available for sale at the SWCD office from September 20 – September 24 & September 27. Samples are to be taken on Monday September 27 or the morning of Tuesday, September 28 and kits returned to the district office by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28th for immediate shipment to the testing laboratory.
Cost for the tests are as follows:
|Nitrate Package||Tests for nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, chloride, sulfate, fluoride, soluble phosphorus, silica, and conductivity||$30.00|
|Metals||Includes antimony, arsenic, barium, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, lead, selenium, aluminum, copper, iron, manganese, zinc, nickel, sodium, calcium, strontium, cobalt, magnesium, potassium, silica, and vanadium||$80.00|
|**Bacteria||PurTest Bacteria self testing kit is available from the District. **Note: this is not part of the regular testing components; this is a home self test kit.||$20.00|
A confidential report of the test results will be mailed directly to you within 6 to 8 Weeks.
FOR MORE INFORMATION – call the Stephenson Soil and Water Conservation District At 815-235-2141 or stop by our office at 1620 South Galena Avenue Freeport or visit our website at www.stephensonswcd.org