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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 23, 2018

County offers free testing for private well water

The testing program is part of a study at University of Iowa
Sep 10, 2018

Jefferson County Environmental Health is providing an opportunity for private well owners and tenants in the county to have well water tested for certain forms of bacteria, nitrite/nitrate and arsenic.

Through the Iowa Private Well Program, a county sanitarian will come to your home and collect water samples for you completely free of charge. The county sanitarian also might ask for permission to collect an additional sample to determine if any other harmful chemicals are present in your water.

Water samples from your well will be sent to the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa for testing. Results will be sent to you by the county sanitarian.

Well water that is safe for consumption, as well as many other uses, is important for the health of many Iowans. This testing program is part of a study at the University of Iowa and an opportunity for well owners in Jefferson County to learn more about the quality of water in those wells.

For more information, contact Dan Miller at Jefferson County Environmental Health, 472-2561.

The State Hygienic Laboratory is Iowa’s environmental and public health laboratory serving Iowans in all 99 counties.

Additional information about the Iowa Private Well Program is available online at iowawell.org or by contacting the State Hygienic Laboratory at 319-467-4503 or shl-gtc@uiowa.edu.

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