DNR to provide well testing at Farm Technology Days

Barbie Espinol

The Office of All-natural Sources (DNR) will be supplying absolutely free perfectly h2o screenings for nitrate at Farm Engineering Days, held from July 12-14. Nitrate is the most widespread wellness-linked contaminantte identified in Wisconsin’s groundwater.

The DNR will be giving free on-the-spot screening, making benefits in just a couple minutes. Individuals who want their perfectly drinking water screened are invited to bring a single cup of effectively water in any clean h2o container to Booth 485. Infants and pregnant females should be notably cautious of consuming h2o with nitrate-nitrogen ranges better than 10 mg/L.

“Statewide, about 10% of non-public perfectly s may well consist of significant levels of nitrate, and nearly one particular-3rd of personal well homeowners have hardly ever experienced their h2o analyzed for nitrate,” reported Stacy Steinke, DNR Non-public Drinking water Subject Supervisor. “We usually see greater nitrate amounts arise in locations with a much larger agricultural existence or a concentration of septic programs. Everybody really should avoid prolonged-time period nitrate usage previously mentioned the stage of 10 components per million. Regions with sandy soils or fractured bedrock near the surface can make locations far more vulnerable to groundwater contamination.”


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