Ag Answers: Private Water Wells

The Morning Show

David Shiley from the U of I extension office joins the Morning Show to discuss testing your private well water in Ag Answers.

Water conditions can chance from year-to-year, so recommendations are to have your well water checked every year, though if you have a newer well; that could be push back to every other year.

There is a greater risk for contamination in shorter wells, usually ones built in earlier decades.

You can contact your local health department to come out and test your current water conditions.

They’ll be able to detect amounts of lead, as well as check for high nitrate and oxygen levels.

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