Students collected water samples from their home, conducted the test at the school, tabulated the results, and then plotted the nitrate values on a community map. Nitrate is the most common well water contaminant, and the sources of nitrate are fertilizers and animal and human wastes. At the end, all testing equipment and supplies were donated to the school for future use.
In addition, the Warriors, with the assistance of a few Ruch students, are offering to conduct a free community-wide well water nitrate-testing event at this spring’s science fair on May 15th at Ruch Outdoor Community School, 156 Upper Applegate Road.
The Warriors would love to offer their assistance in working with other schools to conduct a large-scale nitrate well water testing events.
It’s never too late to learn more about protecting our groundwater! You can reach Audrey Eldridge from the Well Water Warriors at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-292-1329.