UW Oshkosh researchers want to develop a database on groundwater activity throughout Door County and need help from private well owners. The UWO Environmental Research and Innovation Center wants to begin the groundwater quality study this fall. It hopes to recruit private property owners wanting their wells tested for nitrates and ecoli bacteria. Greg Kleinheinz, Director of the Environmental Research and Innovation Center, says information gathered through the testing will give property owners and Door County officials a clearer view of groundwater quality.
Those interested in being part of UWO's research must sign up for the program by October 18th. Forums for those chosen will be held November 4th from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Town of Gibraltar Fire Department and November 6th from 6:00-8:00 PM at The Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.
Anyone interested in signing up to have their wells tested can fill out a form at the Door County Public Health Department on Nebraska Street in Sturgeon Bay or online at https://uwosh.edu/eric/environmental-health-testing/water-testing/well-water-testing/