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Posted on: August 14, 2019

13th Annual Greene County Test Your Well Water & Soil Event

Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the Greene County Fairgrounds in the Buckeye Room of the OSU Extension Building, 100 Fairground Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385.

Bring in a sample of your well water for FREE Nitrite, Nitrate, and Iron screen. Your Confidential results take approximately 30 minutes. Purchase discounted bacteria kits at the event for $20. (Payment by cash or check ONLY)

Bring in a sample of your well water for FREE Lead, Copper, and Manganese & Arsenic tests, first 100 households - you can add additional metals for $4 each, over 20 different metal options can be tested (Metal Results take 10-21 Days). You will be given a number when you arrive guaranteeing your FREE sample. 

To properly collect your well water sample:

  • Use a clean container (empty plastic bottle) that can be sealed at least 1 litre of water
  • ***FIRST DRAW*** For lead and Copper testing
  • Fill your container with the FIRST DRAW of water in the morning (or after 6 hours of non-use)

Again this year - SOIL TESTS!

Bring your sample with you to the event for your lawn, garden, orchard, or small acreage (5 acres). First 30 are FREE. Results can take up to a week. 

There will be a lot of knowledgeable people on hand to answer your well water questions. Educate yourself about your water! 

Stop by any time during the event. It will take about 30 minutes to receive your free test results. While you are waiting stop at our different booths to learn more about your water... 

  • Locate your house on a county map and find out about well logs
  • Observe a groundwater model in action - learn about aquifers, bedrock, wells, and water movement
  • Talk to a local well driller
  • See a well casing up close
  • Learn how to properly sample your water for bacteria
  • Talk with a health representative at the county and state level
  • Learn about proper soil nutrient management
  • Learn about proper storm-water management

The Greene County Fairgrounds is located on the North Side of Xenia, west of US 68 at 100 Fairground Road. 

For more information: or call Lee Eltzroth - Greene SWCD 937-372-4478 x 8123

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