Yellow Medicine County, in cooperation with Countryside Public Health Service, will be conducting free water testing for individuals with private water wells. The samples will be tested for the presence of coliform bacteria and nitrate nitrogen. The testing program is free of charge and is for Yellow Medicine County residents. The required testing kits can be picked up at one of the following locations before the testing dates. These locations are for picking up the test kits only. The kits include information on how to properly obtain a water sample and the schedule for the collection.

Kits can be obtained from the following locations:
•Canby - Canby City Office
•Clarkfield - County Zoning Office
•YM County Courthouse -
  Countryside Public Health
•Wood Lake - City Clerk’s Office
•Echo - City Clerk’s Office

The schedule of testing dates is listed below. You may take your sample to the location that is most convenient for you.
•Tuesday, September 2 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m Canby City Office, 100 Oscar Ave N
•Wednesday, September 3 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Countryside Public Health Service, Courthouse, Granite Falls
•Tuesday, September 8 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Yellow Medicine County Zoning Office 1000 10th Ave, Clarkfield
Wednesday, September 9 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Wood Lake Community Center
If you have any questions, you may call the Yellow Medicine County Zoning Office at 320-669-7524