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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: $52
    • Includes: coliform bacteria, nitrates, pH, alkalinity, hardness, chlorides, conductivity, and corrosivity index
  • Metals Package: $49
    • Includes: arsenic, calcium, copper, iron, lead, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, sulfate, and zinc
  • DACT Screen: $30
    • For Atrazine pesticides (only recommended if nitrates are high)
  • Group Testing Package: $123
    • All 3 above: homeowner’s package, metals package, and DACT

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

2018 Sampling Dates:

May 7, 2018 - County-wide targeting New Holstein and Rantoul, includes the Town of Chilton event.

Kit Pick Up - Please pick up the test kit the week prior to testing.  Pick up times and locations are described below.  Please indicate a date and time when you register.
  • May 1 - New Holstein Town Hall, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • May 2 - Chilton Town Hall, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • May 3 - Potter Fire Station, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

  • May 2 - Courthouse, Room 222, 8:30am - 4:30pm

 Sample Return

  • May 7th - all locations and times listed above

 Education night 

  • Wednesday, June 20 - 6:30pm, Room 025 Calumet County Courthouse

2017 Group Testing Results
Two group testing programs were held in 2017; in March and June.  165 samples were collected from well throughout the county.  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)

2016 Group Testing Results - June 5

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Dani Santry

Water Resource Specialist

206 Court St.
Chilton, WI 53014

Ph: 920-849-1493, ext. 2402
Fx: 920-849-1481

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

Calumet County
206 Court St
Chilton, WI 53014

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