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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Fond du Lac County Water Quality Booklet

Now there is an educational booklet specifically for private well water users in Fond du Lac County. The booklet was developed in 2010 by UW-Extension, WDNR, and Fond du Lac County. Protect the Water You Drink – 2010 (PDF, 9 pgs) A paper copy of the booklet and more information on county water quality can be […]

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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 […]

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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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Byron and Lamartine Water Sampling Results

Last month, residents of Byron and Lamartine sent water samples to UW-Extension of Fond du Lac County. The results presentation is available for downloading and printing. Kevin Masarik, UW-Extension Groundwater Specialist reported these results to residents at an educational meeting on Tuesday, May 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the […]

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Make Unused Wells Safer

“Well Abandonment” is the procedure used to fill in a drinking water well that is no longer in use.  This prevents ground-level pollution (lawn fertilizer, manure, septic system discharge) from flowing down the unused well and contaminating wells that are actively used for drinking water.  This is a legally required action to prevent drinking water […]

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Marshfield & Calumet Drinking Water Sampling Results

Fond du Lac County UW-Extension recently completed a drinking water sampling program in partnership with the Towns of Calumet & Marshfield.  63 households sampled wells.  At the Marshfield Town Hall on October 20, each participant received an individualized packet of sampling results which were explained in the program. Here is what we learned about the drinking […]

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Residential Water Use Calculator

This calculator allows residents of Wisconsin with municipal water to calculate how much they spend on water/energy for showering and flushing the toilet.  By selecting a municipality, the calculator imports the actual water and sewer rate for that community.  There is also an estimate of energy cost associated with hot water for showering that is […]

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