Well water testing available for those in Waupun area; students explore contamination
WAUPUN – Those in the Waupun area with private drinking wells will have the opportunity to test their well water with Rock River Intermediate School and the University of Wisconsin – Extension, Fond du Lac County.
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The goal of the testing is to help understand the risk in the water by learning if there are contaminants are in the water and what they are.
Certain contaminants are of particular risk to children and pregnant women.
If contaminants are found in the water, those who participate will learn ways to improve the safety of their water.
Treatment is also optional.
To learn more about the sampling program and well water, the public is invited to Literacy Night from 5 to 7 p.m. March 13 at Rock River Intermediate School, 451 E. Spring St., Waupun.
Students in Leigh Kohlmann’ssixth-grade science class will demonstrate how well water gets contaminated and show existing water quality data for the area.
Those who bring well water samples from an unsoftened, cold water tap will have the opportunity to have students spot-check their samples for water hardness.
Participants can choose which samples to take — bacteria, nitrates and or/arsenic — and pay with a credit card or check by March 13.