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2015 Group Testing Results
Groundwater is an important source of drinking water and private wells serve most residents in Calumet County.  It is important to know the quality of your drinking water by testing on an annual basis for bacteria and nitrates - at a minimum.  Benefits of participating include bottle pick up & drop off convenience, reduced pricing for group testing participants and an education night held in July.  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.  

In June of 2015, 172 samples were collected from 169 wells.  Below are the results for three parameters; Coliform Bacteria, Nitrate, and Arsenic.

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Other Parameters Tested:   Calcium, Copper, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, Sodium, Lead, Sulfate, Zinc, pH, Conductivity, Alkalinity, Total Hardness, Chloride, Diaminochlorotraizine (DACT)



Why Participate in a Group Testing Event?
A private well should be sampled annually for bacteria at a minimum.  A group testing event provides the annual opportunity (and reminder) to “check up” on your homes drinking water supply.  Benefits of participating include bottle pick up & drop off convenience, reduced pricing for group testing participants and an education night held about 5 weeks after the event.  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.  

Tests Available (only during a group testing event)
  • Homeowner’s Package: $49
    • Includes: coliform bacteria, nitrates, pH, alkalinity, hardness, chlorides, conductivity, and corrosivity index
  • Metals Package: $45
    • Includes: arsenic, calcium, copper, iron, lead, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, sulfate, and zinc
  • DACT Screen: $27
    • For Atrazine pesticides
  • Group Testing Package: $113
    • All 3 above: homeowner’s package, metals package, and DACT

How to Participate 
If you would like participate in a group testing event, please email to be placed on a mailing list.  A mailing will go out 6 weeks prior to the testing date.  Pre-registration is recommended to reserve a kit.

Next Sample Date is June 27, 2016
 PRE-REGISTER
  • Pre-register by June 15th for testing through the Land & Water Conservation Dept.
  • Call (920) 849-1493 ext 241 
  • Email   or….
  • Stop by room 227, Calumet County Courthouse.

Kit Pick Up
  • June 22 - Location TBA
  • June 23 - Location TBA
  • June 24 - Location TBA

Sample Return
  • June 27th
  • Calumet County Courthouse:  8:00am – 4:00pm

Education night 
  • Will be scheduled for some time in July, where results will be available.

Dani
Dani Santry

Water Resource Specialist
Email

206 Court St.
Chilton, WI 53014

Ph: 920-849-1493, ext. 241
Fx: 920-849-1481

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Calumet County
206 Court St
Chilton, WI 53014

Main Offices
920-849-2361
920-989-2700




Calumet County