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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 ( at, 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...

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