Manure Management and Water Quality

This series of maps and images (PDF, 9874 KB) shows: Examples of karts features (like sinkholes) that make surface water and groundwater in Fond du Lac County particularly vulnerable to contamination from field runoff, leaking septic systems, and over-applied lawn and garden chemicals. Regulations and rules that farmers follow when land applying manure, whey, or […]

Well Water User Survey Update

More than 400 area residents have completed a survey about well water and more are needed. “I’m proud to say we have amazed the researchers helping us in River Falls with the tremendous participation of area residents so far,” says Diana Hammer Tscheschlok, Community, Natural Resource, and Economic Development Educator with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, […]

Osceola & Mitchell: Well Water Sampling Results

41 residents in the Towns of Osceola and Mitchell (Sheboygan Co.) tested their well water in July with UW-Extension. View the complete results including maps (PDF. 3.8MB). 90% (37) of the wells tested measured very low nitrate levels. 17% (7) of wells tested positive for coliform bacteria, which is typical of most other WI communities. […]

Oakfield & Fond du Lac Well Sampling Results

Residents in the Towns of Fond du Lac and Oakfield learned that their samples returned better results than the state average this week.  Coliform bacteria, nitrate, and arsenic, three of the most common problems detected with well water systems, were found minimally or not at all in the 118 wells sampled in the two townships. […]

Well Water Sampling Videos

This 3-minute video goes over the instructions for taking a clean water sample from the pressure tank in a home with a private drinking water well. You can pause as you go and follow along step-by-step. This Fond du Lac County video shows the steps.

Town of Fond du Lac Water Quality

Town of Fond du Lac residents sampled water on April 8, 2013.  Learn the results. Prior to this program, residents in the Town of Fond du Lac last sampled with the UW-Extension lab in Stevens Point in June, 2002. At that time, 87 wells were sampled.  Seven (9%) tested positive for coliform bacteria. Zero wells […]

Town of Oakfield Water Quality

Town of Oakfield residents sampled well water on April 8, 2013.  View the results. Residents in the Town of Oakfield last sampled with the UW-Extension lab in Stevens Point in November, 1991. At that time, 44 wells were sampled. 10 of them (24%) tested positive for coliform bacteria. 4 (10%) of them had nitrate levels […]

High Nitrates, What Now?

Discovering that your drinking water well has high levels of nitrates can be discouraging. However, knowing the nitrate level is an important step in maintaining the health of everyone in your household. The US Environmental Protection Agency states that drinking water with nitrate levels over 10mg/L is not safe for pregnant women and young children […]

El Agua de Noria

Todos en el condado de Fond du Lac recibimos el agua potable de norias, sean norias del municipio o sean norias privadas. El agua de las norias de los municipios se analiza los empleados del municipio frecuentemente. Si no está saludable tomar, el municipio alerta al público que esté afectada. El agua de las norias […]

New Well Water Quality Mapping Tool

        A new interactive well water quality viewer has been designed by the UW-Extension Center for Watershed Science and Education. Homeowners and local units of government can use this tool to: See what we know about general well water quality in Wisconsin. Compare water quality in your area to nearby towns or counties.  Raise […]

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