Making sure your water is as safe as it can be one of the goals of two well-testing programs going on in Door and Kewaunee counties.
In Door County, residents will be teaming up with UW-Oshkosh for their ongoing private well monitoring program that they have done since 2019. The testing being performed looks for total coliforms and nitrates. You can register for the testing program here by September 22nd with the drop-off date for samples set for October 6th and 7th.
Kewaunee County will also hold its well-testing program on October 16th with kits looking for coliform Bacteria, nitrate, chloride, pH, alkalinity, hardness, corrosivity index, and conductivity. You can learn more about the testing program through Kewaunee County here:
Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Director Davina Bonness said during last week's Land and Water Conservation meeting that the last testing date earlier this year showed improvement throughout the county, which was four percentage points lower than the usual rolling average of 30 percent of area wells being deemed unsafe.
While the Door County program carries a small fee, the Kewaunee County program is free thanks to grants from the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program and Peninsula Pride Farms. Both programs have a capacity of 300 users.