Wells in agricultural areas often contain nitrates above the allowable level of 10 mg/L. High nitrates are considered a health concern for infants less than 6 months of age, pregnant women and nursing mothers, so most people need not be concerned. Removal of nitrates can be expensive and therefore it is often easier to use bottled water until the baby is older than 6 months.
To test for nitrates, you will need special containers and instructions. You can pick up these containers at no charge. There is a fee for the test.
Your report should be mailed to you in about 2 weeks.
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