41 residents in the Towns of Osceola and Mitchell (Sheboygan Co.) tested their well water in July with UW-Extension. View the complete results including maps (PDF. 3.8MB).
- 90% (37) of the wells tested measured very low nitrate levels.
- 17% (7) of wells tested positive for coliform bacteria, which is typical of most other WI communities.
- Four wells found low levels of the pesticide ingredient atrazine, common in corn-growing areas, though none were found above recommended drinking water standards.
- 67% (18) wells detected arsenic at low levels and four found it measuring above the federal health standard.