Water Testing Days 2022
In 2022, the West Itnterlake Watershed District hosted their water testing days from the beginning of April and ran it until mid-May
The Watershed was able to cover 100% of the cost of one Coliform & E.coli water sample (1oo ml bottle) valued at $25.00 and/or 50% of the cost for one Advanced Drinking Water Quality sample valued at $60.00 (500 ml bottle. Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Manganese, Zink, Iron, Nitrogen-Nitrates, Nitrogen-Nitrites, Chloride, Sulfate, pH, Hardness, & Conductivity, Arsenic, Boron, Fluoride, and Uranium).
While applications were opened, we recieved 232 applications. Between our two test days, May 24th and June 6th, 204 coliform and E. coli test were performed along with 102 advanced.
Out of the 204 bacterial water tests, 63 came back positive with the presence of either Coliform and/or E. coli with an approximate 31% fail rate. Thanks to this program, citizens within the Watershed District became aware of the quality of their water.
Some applicants decided to take advantage of our Well Chlorination Program to assist landowners in the cost of disinfecting a well or plumbing system with chlorine to kill or reduce bacteria. They were able to receive up to $250 for a partial chlorination and up to $500 for a full chlorination when done by a professional.