The Minnesota Well Owners Organization (MnWOO) and Olmsted County Public Health Services team up on Thursday, October 10th, in Rochester for a free nitrate-testing clinic.
On Thursday October 10th from 3 to 6:30 PM private well owners can bring their water samples to the Rochester Area Foundation (RAF) located at 12 Elton Hills Drive NW in Rochester for free nitrate analysis. Bring as many water samples as you want from your drinking water or samples from local wells, springs or streams. If you want to know how much nitrate is in your drinking water come to this water testing clinic. The testing is free. If you come between 3 PM and 6:30 PM your samples will be analyzed within 15 minutes.
While you are waiting for your water tests, watch the analysis in progress and compare your drinking water to water from 3 different local wells. We will have free coffee, cookies and bars. You can visit with a geologist and hydrologist, who are also private well owners, about your drinking water concerns. Also, bring pictures of your well and any water treatment system you may have for your home drinking water, and any information you may have about your well
to help in the discussion. At the clinic, you can view the most recent maps and data about nitrates and wells in Olmsted and surrounding counties.
Bring your drinking water to RAF in a clean container or plastic baggie. Include the location and date you collected the sample and any other details about your well. Please have a minimum of one cup (8 ounces) of water. The testing is free!
MnWOO is a non-government, 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and this water-testing clinic is with the support of the Rochester Area Foundation and Olmsted County Public Health Services.
Bring your drinking water samples: to Rochester Area Foundation located on 12 Elton Hills Drive NW on Thursday October 10, 2019 between 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM.
Minnesota Well Owners Association c/o Rochester Area Foundation 12 Elton Hills Drive NW Rochester,