Rural Well and Drinking Water Testing

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Chippewa County offers a rural well water testing service. 


This service is beneficial to homeowners and families who: 

  • Get their drinking water from private wells. 
  • Have expectant mothers, infants, children, or immune suppressed family members. 
  • Land use activities in rural areas can affect the quality of groundwater. Nitrate Nitrogen (NO3-N) is a good indicator of groundwater pollution. 


  • We work with Commercial Testing Laboratory in Colfax to underwrite the costs of a nitrate test. Participants are charged a $8.00 fee. 
  • Water bottles can be picked up at the Department of Land Conservation & Forest Management, #11, 711 N. Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729.