2017 Portage County Water Quality Testing ResultsIn the summer of 2017, Portage County collaborated with the UW-Stevens Point (UWSP) Center for Watershed Science to sample private wells for nitrate-nitrogen, chloride, pH, alkalinity, total hardness and conductivity. THis link shows those results.
Tests for Drinking Water from Private WellsThis brochure gives information about several common contaminants found in private wells. It should help you decide when to sample your well and how often, how to find a certified laboratory and how to get more information.
Nitrate in Drinking WaterThis brochure explains how nitrate can enter drinking water supplies, the health effects of nitrate exposure, when to test a private well, and things you can do to reduce the nitrate level in your drinking water. The brochure also provides sources of information and assistance that may be useful to private well owners.