Door County, Wis. (August 22, 2022) – Door County residents with private wells are invited to participate in a groundwater study this fall. Well owners are asked to RSVP online https://uwo.sh/doorco-wellsfall22.
The University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh Environmental Research and Innovation Center (ERIC) is conducting a groundwater study in Door County, WI. This is a continuation of the groundwater studies done in the fall of 2019, 2020 and 2021. The goal of this study is to provide education about the importance of testing your well water as well as build a database of groundwater quality data in Door County.
Understanding that clean drinking water is vital to the health and economy of the county, UW-Oshkosh hopes that data collected as part of this study will help everyone better understand groundwater quality in Door County.
The testing parameters included in the study are bacteria (Total coliforms/E. coli (quantification)) and Nitrate for a discounted cost of $30 for the first 300 registrants; the cost for those registering after the first 300 will be $45. Participants will also have the option to add Arsenic and Cumulative tests (pH, hardness, alkalinity and iron) for an additional $25. Registrants will receive their sample kits in the mail following registration and payment for their chosen tests.
To participate, RSVP by filling out an online form using the following link with your well information by September 12: https://uwo.sh/doorco-wells-fall22.
A virtual forum will be held via a video call format. The virtual forum will
include the following information:
• Presentation about the goal of the study
• Sample collection instructions
• Sample drop-off logistics
This study is a cooperative effort between the University of WI Oshkosh and Door County, with funding provided by Door County Public Health and the Door County Soil & Water Conservation Department.
For more information, contact Carmen Ebert at email@example.com or (920) 424-3148.