Do you know what is in your water that you are drinking? Would you like to have your well water tested? Ohio Farm Bureau in conjunction with Heidelberg University is offering free nitrate testing.
It is recommended that wells be tested if they are more than 20 years old; were dug rather than drilled; are shallow; if the soil is sandy; a chemical spill happened nearby; or are near cropland, feedlots, landfills or industrial sites.
Pre-registration will be from Feb. 12 – March 2, 2018.
The cost is free to paid Farm Bureau members on a first-come-first-serve basis. Only a limited amount will be available (25 per county).
Sample kits can be picked beginning March 26 at the Farm Bureau office located at 231 Broadway Street, Jackson.
The water sample must be returned to the Farm Bureau office no later than April 13 at 3 p.m.
Additional testing is available for a fee that must be paid up front by the homeowner. The cost of pesticide testing is $60 and testing for metals is $75.
Click Here to register for your well water testing kit or call the Farm Bureau office at 800-777-9226.