Stephenson SWCD is pleased to be offering a well-water testing program again this year. Well water can be tested for nitrates, certain pesticides, 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 August 12 - August 16 & August 19. Samples are to be taken on Monday August 19 or the morning of Tuesday, August 20 and kits returned to the District office by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20 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|
|Pesticide Screens||Detects major herbicides such as atrazine (Aatrex), simazine (Princep), alachlor (Lasso), metolachlor (Dual), and acetochlor (Harness)||$65.00
|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 4 to 6 Weeks.