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Free Well Water Nitrate Screening

Saturday, December 14, 2013 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


The OSU Extension Service is offering free well water nitrate screenings for well owners.   A portion of the Southern Willamette Valley has been designated as a Groundwater Management Area by the Department of Environmental Quality due to elevated nitrate levels in well water. While it is especially important for households with pregnant women or newborns to test for nitrate because of a rare type of blue-baby syndrome, all homes with private wells should be aware of their nitrate level.    For a free nitrate screening, bring ½ cup of untreated well water in a clean, water-tight container. You may either wait for your results (the test takes 5 to 10 minutes if the well water clinic is not busy), or leave your contact information for the results to be delivered after the clinic date.    A water quality educator will be available during the clinic times to answer questions about well water and septic tank issues.   For additional information on well water and septic tanks, free Rural Living Basics classes and other nitrate screening events visit OSU Extension Service website http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton  For more information call 541-766-3556.


Junction City Community Center
175 W 7th Ave
Junction City
Chrissy Lucas
Chrissy.Lucas at oregonstate.edu
OSU Extension
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