Drinking Water

Well Water Quality Search

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The tools below provide a search for well water quality test results. It allows you to locate reported water quality data in our database by searching specific addresses, a range of addresses, or a combination of township and section. The chemicals analyzed may include nitrate as nitrogen, nitrite as nitrogen, fluoride, chloride, hardness, sodium, iron, sulfate, and arsenic. These sample results are a collection of water quality data compiled for the last 30 years. The samples may have been collected by Environmental Health staff, a consultant or engineer, a realtor, a homeowner or well driller, for such purposes as a property sale, new construction or routine monitoring.

Option (1) Select a Township or a Township and Section

Option (2) Select a Specific Address or Street Name
(Direction example: North Westnedge or East Main)

Option (3) Select an Address Range or Street Name
(Direction example: North Westnedge or East Main)

The following table lists the acceptable levels for each of the water quality parameters:

Test Good Satisfactory Caution Problem
Nitrate as Nitrogen 0-3 ppm 4-10 ppm >10 ppm Methemoglobinemia
Nitrite as Nitrogen 0-0.3 ppm 0.4-1.0 ppm >1.0 ppm Methemoglobinemia
Fluoride 1.0-1.2 ppm 0.7-2.0 ppm >2.0 ppm Low levels prevent tooth decay
Chloride 0-20 ppm 20-250 ppm >250 ppm Taste, corrosion
Hardness 25-100 ppm 100-250 ppm >250 ppm Scaling of water fixtures, soap scum
Iron 0-0.2 ppm 0.2-0.3 ppm >0.3 ppm Staining, turbidity, and taste
Sodium 0-20 ppm 20-160 ppm >160 ppm Taste, special low sodium diets
Sulfate 0-50 ppm 50-250 ppm >500 ppm Taste, odor, laxative effect for new users
Arsenic Nondetect 0-0.010 ppm >0.010 ppm Potential carcinogen

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