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XENIA — Greene County Public Health will host its ‘Test Your Well & Soil’ event from 4:30-6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Xenia High School, 303 Kinsey Road. The public is invited to bring in a well water sample for nitrate and iron testing.
Confidential test results will be provided at no cost. Free arsenic and lead testing for the first 50 households will also be available. Additional test kits will be available for sale (cash or check only) at this event, and vendors will be on hand to answer well water questions.
Additionally, a limited supply of free soil test kits will be available. For more information on this event, call 937-372-4478, ext. 3.
Protect Your Groundwater Day
Greene County Public Health is also encouraging Greene County residents to protect public health and the health of the environment by protecting groundwater beginning on Protect Your Groundwater Day, Sept. 8.
“For household water well owners, how they manage their well systems and property can make a difference in their water quality,” a release from Greene County Public Health stated. “Those who do not use household wells also can make a difference in groundwater quality, for instance, by how they store, use, and dispose of hazardous household substances, or how well they maintain their sewage treatment systems.”
Citizens are urged to acknowledge the causes of preventable groundwater contamination, consider which apply to them and take action to prevent such contamination.
For more information, visit Greene County Public Health online.