The path to better and safer water begins with testing your water. Earlier this week, over 200 residents picked up bottles from the Kewaunee County Land and Water Department for a second round of well testing paid for by a Wisconsin Coastal Management grant and donation by Peninsula Pride Farms. Although the first round of testing completed in July painted a brighter picture than what a 2016 study provided, Land and Water Conservation Department Director Davina Bonness said a number of new property owners learned that their well water was unsafe due to the high levels of a number of contaminants. Once you learn that your well water is unsafe, Lemens WaterCare owner Jim Simonar says it is a good time to have a conversation on how to fix it.
If you missed out on the opportunity from the county, water testing can be done year-round if you believe something is wrong with your well for a nominal fee.