How Safe is Your Drinking Water?
April 15, 2021
According to the University of Wisconsin Center for Watershed Science and Education, WI Well Water Quality Viewer (uwsp.edu) at https://gissrv3.uwsp.edu/webapps/gwc/pri_wells/, 24% of private wells tested in Green County show bacterial contamination. Of those, 10% have tested positive for E. coli. Also, 18% of Green County’s tested wells show nitrate levels above the safe limit of 10 parts million and 46% exhibit some level of contamination by the pesticide Atrazine.
The Wisconsin DNR recommends that well owners have their water tested at least once a year. Over the next few months, th...