UPDATE - June 29, 2021 - Registration for the FREE well testing is FULL! The Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Department has registered 300 private well owners for July. Please check back in fall for details on FREE testing to be done in November.
Public Information Officer, Kewaunee County
Office: (920) 388-0567
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2021
Kewaunee County Offering FREE Well Testing for Private Well Owners
KEWAUNEE, WI – The Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Department (LWCD) is offering FREE well testing for up to 300 private well owners as part of a comprehensive study on groundwater quality in Kewaunee County.
“We hope that Kewaunee County residents & businesses with private wells will agree to assist this study as we continue to understand the extent of nitrate and bacteriological contamination in the Silurian Dolomite aquifer, and determine if or what progress has been made in Kewaunee County since the implementation of the new NR151 Silurian Dolomite Standards and Prohibitions,” said Davina Bonness, County Conservationist & Director of Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Department.
The FREE well testing is funded through a Wisconsin Coastal Management grant and a donation by Peninsula Pride Farms.
To participate, please contact Davina Bonness with Kewaunee County LWCD at (920) 845-9743 or (920) 845-9740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by July 5, 2021.
Bottle pick up will be July 6 & July 7, 2021 at the LWCD office, 625 Third Street, Luxemburg. Volunteers will instruct participants on how and when to sample their wells.
Once water testing is complete, each private well owner will receive a copy of their individual results. All results will be confidential and only be publically presented in a way that does not identify individual homes or businesses.