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Tainter Creek Watershed Council to offer well testing in November
Farmers of TCWC
Jeremy Nagel, Berent Froiland, and Chuck and Karen Bolstad were among the farmers of the Tainter Creek Watershed Council who welcomed more than 200 participants to their recent ‘Soil Health and Water Quality’ education event featuring Gabe Brown. The group will once again offer well water testing in November.

CRAWFORD AND VERNON COUNTIES - The Tainter Creek Watershed Council will once again conduct a well water testing initiative in the watershed. The samples will be collected on Tuesday, Nov. 5. 

Volunteers will once again drive the samples to the lab in Stevens Point that same day, using a vehicle loaned by Sleepy Hollow Motors.

The sampling will feature both the Homeowners and Metals testing packages - a $107 price and the well owner pays $25. To sign up, contact Sarah McDowell by Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Vernon County LCD at 608-637-5480 or . 

The testing area includes wells in the Tainter Creek Watershed in both Crawford and Vernon counties. The results for individual wells are COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL, and a presentation on the non-specific, higher level results, as well as options for well owners who discover problems will be made free of charge by staff from UW-Stevens Point in late 2019 or early 2020.

Spots in the test are limited and will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis, so don’t delay.