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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Calumet County Private Well Testing Day

The Annual Calumet County Private Well Testing Day will take place on May 7, 2018.  If you or someone you know has a private well and would like to have it tested, please consider participating in this event.  This is a county-wide program open to anyone who has a private well in the county. 

Please register online for the event at www.tinyurl.com/2018calumetwell.  You may register more than once if you have more than one well.  A limited amount of kits are available, so please register early to reserve your kit.  

The benefits of the program include bottle pick up & drop off convenience, free shipping and an education night held in June.  The education night is an opportunity to learn how to read your results, as well as how to resolve any problems with your water, including plumbing, proper well maintenance and at home-practices to improve your drinking water. 

It is important to know the quality of your drinking water by testing on an annual basis for bacteria and nitrates - at a minimum. 

TOWN of CHILTON residents – the Town of Chilton Program will be run jointly with the County-Wide program for 2018.  Please consider registering at
https://goo.gl/forms/yEVPeKKSGNqfW57F3%20 for your free test.

NON- Calumet residents – please contact me directly for options to test your well.



TESTS AVAILABLE:          

Homeowner’s Package: $52.00

(Includes: coliform bacteria, nitrates, pH, alkalinity, hardness, chlorides, conductivity, and corrosivity index)


Metals Package: $49.00

(Includes:  arsenic, calcium, copper, iron, lead, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, sulfate, and zinc)


DACT screen: $30.00

(For Atrazine pesticides, only recommended if high in Nitrate)                                        


Group Testing Package (all three above): $123.00

(Includes homeowner’s package, metals package, and DACT)  

**ONLY RECOMMENDED IF YOU HAVE KNOWN HIGH NITRATE**


HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

1)    REGISTER:  Please register by Friday, April 20, 2018.  Sample kits are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.  Kits may be available on a limited basis.

  • Register for testing through the Land & Water Cons. Dept.
  • Call (920) 849-1493 ext. 241 or;
  • You can register online at www.tinyurl.com/2018calumetwell
  • Stop by room 227, Calumet County Courthouse


2)    PICK UP SAMPLE KIT:  Kits will be available at the following locations and times.  Payment is due via check made out to Calumet County.

  • Calumet County Courthouse
    • May 2, 9:00am – 4:30pm: Room 222C (Land & Water Conservation Dept.)
  • New Holstein Town Hall
    • May 1, 6:00pm – 8:00pm: W1465 Tecumseh Rd, New Holstein 53061
  • Rantoul Fire Station
    • May 3, 6:00pm – 8:00pm:  309 Central St, Potter  54160


3)      SAMPLE WELL AND RETURN KIT

  • Take your sample according to directions on Monday, May 7.
  • Return kit on Monday, May 7 at the following locations and times.
    • Calumet County Courthouse, Room 222C; 8:00am – 4:30pm
    • New Holstein Town Hall; 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    • Potter Fire Station; 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Program is sponsored by: Calumet Groundwater Guardians, Calumet County LWCD, Village of Potter, Town of New Holstein, and Town of Rantoul.

An Education night will be held June 20 at 6:30pm in the Calumet County Courthouse – Room 025.  Results will be provided at this meeting or mailed out following the meeting.  NOTE: This program is to help you understand your water quality – you are not required to make any changes to your well based on these results!

Questions?  
Danielle Santry
Water Resource Specialist
Calumet County Land and Water Conservation Department.

206 Court Street, Chilton, WI  53014
Santry.danielle@calumet.wi.us
920.849.1493 x2402
920.989.2700 x2402 (Appleton)





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