Testing Important Dates

Our next testing day will be in May 2022

  • If you are interested, call the office today and get on the list
  • Application and timeline will be posted in May

Homeowner Responsibility

Homeowners are responsible for maintaining their water well and preventing it from contaminating the ground water. This includes not only properly locating your well site, but also maintaining the integrity of the well and protecting it from contamination.

For information on properly maintaining your well, see the Barnyards and Backyards article:

You are responsible for the quality of your domestic well water

Testing your water

It is also important to regularly test your well water. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality recommends testing every other year. To help with this, the district offers well water testing at 50% cost share. And, in 2021 the district expanded their well water testing program to include additional test options. We are now offering a 50% cost share on the tests listed below:

OPTIONTEST DESCRIPTIONNEGOTIATED RATEYOUR COST
1Annual Well Maintenance – Bacteria Coliform Presence/Absence, Nitrate + Nitrite as N, Total Dissolved Solids.$90.00$45.00
2Domestic + bacteria test Bacteria/E-Coli Coliform Presence/Absence, Sulfate, Total Hardness, Nitrate, Nitrite, Sodium, Total Dissolved Solids, pH, Fluoride, Chloride$107.00$53.50
3Livestock & irrigation suitability test – Alkalinity, Chloride, Fluoride, Sulfate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium,  Sodium, Nitrate + Nitrite As N, Conductivity, Hardness, pH, Sodium Absorption Ratio, Total Dissolved Solids$87.00$43.50
4Livestock Suitability test Sulfate, Nitrate + Nitrite as N, pH, Total Dissolved Solids$62.00$31.00
5Irrigation Classification test – Metals, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Conductivity, Sodium Adsorption Ratio$57.00$28.50

Sampling Procedures

Please refer to these sampling instructions to ensure you collet an accurate sample: Water Sampling Procedures and Testing Form Instructions

Results

  • If your sample tests positive tests for bacteria, you will be notified within 48 hours and provided next steps
  • Final test results will be sent out within about 2 weeks

Sample results interpretation

Well Educated: Understanding Your Test Results

Water Quality Interpretation Tool, courtesy of Colorado State University