XENIA — Greene County Public Health (GCPH) will be a part of the Greene County ‘Test Your Well & Soil’ event 4:30- 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Greene County Fairgrounds in the dining hall.
The public is invited to bring in a well water sample for nitrate and iron testing. Confidential results will be provided at no cost. Free arsenic and lead testing for the first 70 households will be available. Additional test kits will be available for $20 each (cash or check only) at this event and vendors will be on hand to answer well water questions. In addition, a limited supply of free soil test kits for the lawn will be available, one per household. For more information on this event, call 937-372-4478, extension 3.
According to a release from GCPH, in Ohio, 1,949,000 residents rely on individual household water wells while another 2,780,965 residents rely on public water supplies that use groundwater in all or part.
For household water well owners, how they manage their well systems and property can make a difference in their water quality. People who do not use household wells also can make a difference in groundwater quality, for instance, by how they store, use, and dispose of hazardous household substances, or how well they maintain their sewage treatment systems.
Story courtesy of Greene County Public Health.