Well Water Testing Kits Available For Purchase October 17- 28
While public water systems are tested regularly, testing private wells is the responsibility of the owner.
The Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District and Kane County Farm Bureau offer an annual testing program. Test kits for nutrients and metals will be available for purchase October 17 – October 28, 2022. Kits need to be returned to the Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District office on Monday, October 31, 2022.
A nitrate kit can be purchased for $45.00 that checks water samples for nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, chloride, sulfate, soluble phosphorus, silica and specific conductivity. The metals kits test 23 different metals for $95.00
Water test kits are available for purchase at the Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District office, 2315 Dean Street, Suite 100, St. Charles or Kane County Farm Bureau, 2N710 Randall Rd., St. Charles only during the two-week period. Water samples must be collected October 30 and returned October 31, 2022.
Heidelburg University Water Quality Laboratory in Tiffin, Ohio will perform the water testing. Results are mailed in 4-6 weeks directly to participants. All results are confidential and will be reported only to the individual requesting the test.
If you have further questions about the program call the Soil & Water District office at 630-584-7960, Ext. 3.
SOURCE: Kane-DuPage Soil & Water Conservation District media release