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Nitrate Water Testing
and Clinics

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Private wells should be tested for nitrate every other year. Nitrate occurs naturally and at safe and healthy levels in some foods (such as spinach and carrots) and comes from natural processes, such as plant decay. High levels of nitrate in water can be a result of runoff or leakage from fertilized soil, wastewater, landfills, animal feedlots, septic systems, or urban drainage. 

You will need to bring a fresh, water sample (taken within 1 day of analysis) with you. To take your sample, run your cold tap for five to ten minutes then collect about one cup of water in a plastic baggie (double bag) or clean jar. Keep the water cool until arrival.

  • July 7th   10AM-2PM: 322 Laurel Street, Brainerd, 56401 

  • July 14th 10AM-2PM Crosslake City Hall, 13888 Daggett Bay Rd, Crosslake, MN, 56442

  • July 28th  10AM-2PM 645 Ripley Street, Fort Ripley, 56449 

Bring sample to:
Crow Wing SWCD-Land Services Bldg
322 Laurel Street, Suite 22
Brainerd, MN 56401
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