Door County, Wis. (September 2, 2021) – Door County residents with private wells are invited to participate in a groundwater study this fall. Well owners are asked to RSVP online at https://uwo.sh/doorco-wells-21.
The University of WI Oshkosh Environmental Research and Innovation Center (ERIC) is conducting a groundwater study in Door County. This is a continuation of previous groundwater studies. 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. To help inform the public about this study, UW Oshkosh will be holding a virtual forum to provide information and solicit wells that would be representative of all areas of the 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 250 registrants; those registering after the first 250 will be $45. Participants will also have the option to add Arsenic and Cumulative tests (pH, hardness, alkalinity and iron) for an additional $25. To participate, RSVP by filling out an online form using the following link or QR code with your well information by September 10th. https://uwo.sh/doorco-wells-21