Douglas County Offering Discounted Well Testing
If you have a well on your property in Douglas County this might be a deal to look at.
Douglas County Land Conservation Department is currently offering a limited number of well tests that are normally $107 for $20. This subsidized rate is offered to private well owners or renters in Douglas County.
The discounted tests will include bacteria, nitrates, and a complete metals package, and the sampling kits must be picked up by Tuesday, November 10th, and returned by Monday, November 16th.
If you're interested in getting on the list for testing you can visit this page on the Douglas County website here.
The Douglas County Land and Water Resource Management Plan was created with the "intent of the plan is to foster local water quality planning and increase public participation in natural resource management." In 2018 more than 150 private wells were sampled around the county.
Testing your well is very important, according to the CDC, "test it once each year for total coliform bacteria, nitrates, total dissolved solids, and pH levels. If you suspect other contaminants, you should test for those as well."