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:
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:
|OPTION||TEST DESCRIPTION||NEGOTIATED RATE||YOUR COST|
|1||Annual Well Maintenance – Bacteria Coliform Presence/Absence, Nitrate + Nitrite as N, Total Dissolved Solids.||$90.00||$45.00|
|2||Domestic + bacteria test – Bacteria/E-Coli Coliform Presence/Absence, Sulfate, Total Hardness, Nitrate, Nitrite, Sodium, Total Dissolved Solids, pH, Fluoride, Chloride||$107.00||$53.50|
|3||Livestock & 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|
|4||Livestock Suitability test – Sulfate, Nitrate + Nitrite as N, pH, Total Dissolved Solids||$62.00||$31.00|
|5||Irrigation Classification test – Metals, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Conductivity, Sodium Adsorption Ratio||$57.00||$28.50|
2021 Testing Important Dates
How does it work?
- Choose what test is right for you
- .Pre-register by Friday, June 11 by calling the office at (307) 746-3264, ext. 111
- Pick up the sample kits between June 21 & June 25 at the district office
- Sample your water the MORNING OF JUNE 29 and bring to one of two sites in the county:
- WCNRD Office by 10 am
- Upton Town Hall by 11 am
- .The District will deliver the samples to Energy Labs in Gillette the same day
If you want to get a test kit, register today!