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Free nitrate-testing clinics at Hubbard County Fair

The Hubbard Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be holding their nitrate clinic from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17 in the north end of the Environmental Educational Building at the Hubbard County Fair.

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Presence of nitrates in drinking water can cause a variety of long- and short-term effects. Infants are at a particularly strong risk (for blue baby syndrome) as well as pregnant women, chronically ill and the elderly with some cases resulting in death. The Hubbard County Soil & Water Conservation District provides free nitrate testing.
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The Hubbard Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be holding their nitrate clinic from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17 in the north end of the Environmental Educational Building at the Hubbard County Fair.

All residents of Hubbard County can bring their private well water sample and have it tested for nitrates. This test takes only five minutes and results will be handed back to the client.

Water samples should be collected by running your tap for about 5 minutes and collecting approximately 1/2 cup water in a clean container or clean baggie and bringing it to the fair during the designated times listed above.

Your sample should be taken from the faucet you use for drinking and cooking and the sample will test best at room temperature. If you have a reverse osmosis system in your house, you may bring a before and after sample to verify your system is working. Test results are not affected by a softener system.

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