Well Water Screening Clinic: free water testing, May 21

Tuesday, May 21
1 - 6 p.m.
Hardwood Creek Library

19955 Forest Rd N, Forest Lake, MN 55025

Bring a sample of water primarily used for drinking from your home tap. Clinic volunteers will run a screen test on your water for nitrate and chloride. This clinic is free and open to everyone, regardless of what city, county, or state you live in.

Groundwater provides 100% of the drinking water in Washington County and 70% of drinking water statewide. If you have a private well, you should be testing your water regularly for coliform bacteria, nitrate, arsenic, lead, and manganese.


To participate in this free water screening clinic:

  1. Bring drinking water from your home (minimum of one cup - 8oz) in a clean, hard plastic or glass container. Include the location and date that you collected the sample.
  2. You can wait for your results or request them via email.
  3. During the clinic, experts will also be on hand to discuss wellhead protection and groundwater concerns, including arsenic, bacteria, pesticides, and Perfluorinated Alkylated Substances (PFAS).

Stop by anytime to pick up fact sheets and talk with clinic volunteers.

Co-sponsors for the Water Testing Clinic include Washington County, East Metro Water Education Program, Lower St. Croix Watershed Partnership, Comfort Lake - Forest Lake Watershed District, Rice Creek Watershed District, Carnelian-Marine-St. Croix Watershed District, Minnesota Groundwater Association, and the Minnesota Well Owners Organization.


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