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Santa Fe County, NM Departments of Environment and Health Provide Free Well Water Testing to Pojoaque Basin Private Well Owners

Santa Fe County News | July 6, 2017

Santa Fe County , the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) are hosting a free Domestic Well Water Testing event for residents in the Pojoaque Basin with private wells serving homes not connected to a public water utility.

The event will be held at the Pojoaque High School Gymnasium located at 1574 NM 502, Pojoaque, on Friday, July 7 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

These free well water tests will be offered on a first‐come, first‐served basis.   There will be two types of tests:  lab tests and in-field testing.  The lab test will be done for the first 500 well water samples from within the Pojoaque Basin; it includes laboratory analysis for iron, nitrate, arsenic, manganese, fluoride, uranium, electrical conductivity and pH.  The in-field test will be done onsite at the gymnasium for the first 200 well water samples not within the Pojoaque Basin; this test includes field analysis for sulfate, nitrate, arsenic, fluoride, iron, electrical conductivity, and pH with the option for the above lab testing for a charge of $91.38 (Checks only.  No cash accepted).   Map of Pojoaque Basin

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