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Free Well Water Testing

sampling kit The Community Water Testing Lab, located at Thurston High School, is accepting appointments for FREE well water testing during the 2016-17 school year. Tests are performed by students and results are mailed or emailed to customers within one week.
Testing parameters:
  • Total coliform & E.coli bacteria
  • Arsenic
  • Nitrates
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Hardness
  • pH
  • Conductivity
  • Turbidity
The testing is one facet of the district's WELL Project - the Water and Energy Learning Lab - which has been funded by the Springfield Utility Board since 1998. In addition to the well water testing program, Advanced Water Teams at the middle and high school level regularly take the classroom outside, working with local watershed and conservation agencies to conduct water quality assessment and habitat assessment in area streams. Many students also apply to continue their work during the summer months. The WELL Project has been recognized with several state and national awards.
For more information about the program or to schedule an appointment for one of the dates listed below, please contact Stephanie Lawless (WELL Project Coordinator) at 541-744-4140. You can also sign up online directly.

Please note:
• Appointments are required - spaces are limited.
• Accuracy requires use of sampling kit provided by the program.
• While the lab is not a certified facility, the team strives to produce reliable results.
• Instructions are included with the kit.
• Kits must be dropped off at the Thurston High School lab on 58th Street in Springfield
(directions in kit).

Sample kits are available at a number of locations in the Springfield area:
Thurston High School, 333 N. 58th Street, Springfield
SUB Water Department, 202 S. 18th Street, Springfield
Leaburg/McKenzie Fire Station, 38925 McKenzie Hwy, Springfield
Territorial Seed Company, 20 Palmer Ave, Cottage Grove
Veneta Fire Station, 88050 Territorial Road, Veneta
Lowell Fire Station, 389 Pioneer Street, Lowell
Down to Earth Downtown Retail Store, 5th & Olive, Eugene

2017 Dates for Testing:
• January 10 - CANCELLED
• February 14 - FILLED
• March 7 - FILLED
• April 11
• May 10

Find out more about the WELL Project and the Well Water Testing Program at http://www.thewellproject.education/the-advanced-water-teams/well-water-testing-team/.
• Read a detailed report on the work of the Advanced Water Teams •