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Well Water Screening Clinic

Junction City

Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 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.

Clinics are currently scheduled for:
  • April 12th at the Junction City Community Showcase,  1755 Juniper St, Junction City from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • April 30th at the Monroe High School, 365 North 5th Street, Monroe from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

A water quality educator will be available during clinic times to answer questions about well water and septic tank issues. For additional information on well water and septic systems, free Rural Living Basics classes, and other nitrate screening events visit the OSU Extension Service websitehttp://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton

Junction City Community Showcase
1755 Juniper St, Junction City
Junction City, OR
Chrissy Lucas
Chrissy.Lucas at oregonstate.edu
OSU Extension Service
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