Jefferson County is providing an opportunity for private well owners and tenants in the county to have their water tested for certain forms of bacteria, nitrite/nitrate, arsenic and manganese. A county sanitarian will come to your home and collect water samples for you completely free of charge this month.
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 excellent chance for well owners in Jefferson County to learn more about the quality of water in your wells.
For more information, contact Dan Miller Jefferson Co. Environmental Health Department at 641-472-2561 or [email protected]