A woman taking a water sample from an outdoor home spigot.

Well Water Sampling Options

UW-Extension recommends that well owners sample their well at least once per year, at a different time of the year. You can test your water through the Fond du Lac County Health Department, the UW-Extension lab in Stevens Point, the State Lab of Hygiene or other private laboratories in the area. Below are descriptions of […]

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Plan Commission Minutes

Our office was recently asked if we had information on how to take good minutes during a plan commission hearing or meeting.  This presentation by UW-Extension Specialist Dan Hill describes good agendas, good minutes, and good procedural practices to follow for all local government meetings. Becky Roberts, Center for Land Use Education Specialist, notes that […]

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Town-wide Drinking Water Sampling Programs

Would your Township or Village like to offer a municipal well water sampling program? If so, contact the UW-Extension office. We can offer logistical and educational support. Here are more resources for you as you plan your program.

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Water Policy Ideas

This website provides information on how local municipalities can protect drinking water through policy. Developed by the UWEX Center for Land Use Education, it includes a directory of current policies, information about local water quality, and pointers on how to include water quality in your comprehensive plan.

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Taycheedah, Empire, & Eden Water Sampling Results April 2010

149 households in the Towns of Taycheedah, Empire, & Eden and the Village of Eden sampled their wells in March 2010. This was one of the largest drinking water sampling programs UW-Extension has ever done in the state in terms of number of wells sampled and the number of sampling packages well owners chose to […]

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Towns of Waupun, Springvale, & Chester Water Sampling Results

The Towns of Waupun, Springvale, (Fond du Lac County) and Chester (Dodge County) participated in a well-sampling program with UW-Extension in November 2008. 88 households sampled wells, and 68 people attended the informational program. Most results were typical for this region of the state. 20% of samples came back positive for coliform bacteria, but no […]

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