Free Well Water Testing: Keep Your Family Safe

Free well water testing for our Ohio Farm Bureau members.  As you know, the Ohio Farm Bureau values their members and also values your family’s well-being. We are fully committed to our members and are offering 25 free well water testing kits to each county.

It is recommended that wells be tested if they are more than 20 years old, were dug rather than drilled, are shallow, soil is sandy, a chemical spill happened nearby or are near cropland, feedlots, landfills or industrial sites.

The testing kits will be sent to Heidelberg University’s National Center for Water Quality Research for nitrate analysis. Ohio Farm Bureau is paying the cost of the nitrate analysis, which is $25 per sample. Testing for pesticides and metals is available at an additional cost.

Free well water testing kits will be available for pickup in October and samples need to be returned before the end of November. Lab results typically take two to three weeks and will be mailed to the homeowners.

Clean water is one of our top priorities.  Take advantage of this free kit and preregister now by clicking here. Registration ends September 19, 2017.


Please feel free to contact your local Farm Bureau Office should you have any questions:

109 W. Sycamore Street

Columbus Grove, Ohio 45830

Phone:  419-523-5874

Email: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]


3 thoughts on “Free Well Water Testing: Keep Your Family Safe

  1. Lynn Snyder Lynn Snyder says:

    For those interested in test kits:

    1. You can join Farm Bureau then contact your county Farm Bureau and purchase a test kit from them.
    2. You can work directly with the National Center for Water Quality Research, Heidelberg University using the contact information below.
    Call: Nancy Miller, 419-448-2198 or 800-925-9250 Ext. 2198 or E-mail: [email protected]

    3. You can contact your county OSU Extension office to obtain a list of certified drinking water testing laboratories.

  2. Avatar Janet Gibson Walker says:

    Our farm borders the site where the big dump site from New York was supposed to go in. I don’t know what the status is on that now, but I would like to have a test kit so I can prove our water is good now. We are already FB members.

    1. Avatar Lynn Snyder says:

      Please call the county Farm Bureau office about the test kit: 419-523-5874 The office is open M-F 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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