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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. 

 
HOW IT WORKS 

  • We work with Commercial Testing Laboratory in Colfax to underwrite the costs of a nitrate test. Participants are charged a $8.00 fee. 

Due to the Safer at Home Order (3/24/20), LCFM staff is working remotely from home and unable to distribute water bottles at this time.  Please contact us at lcd@co.chippewa.wi.us or #715-726-7920 if you would like to request a water bottle for nitrate testing.  We have an alternative process set up with Commercial Testing Laboratory to distribute the water bottles.