Chippewa County 2022 Nitrate Occurrence and Source Investigation Project Results Meeting

Chippewa County 2022 Nitrate Occurrence and Source Investigation Results

Chippewa County LCFM participated in a Nitrate Occurrence and Source Investigation project through UW-Extension and UW-Stevens Point in 2022.The objectives of the investigation were to:

• Expand well water testing in areas identified with high nitrate levels in the groundwater
• Allow for better characterization of nitrate contamination
• Look for possible emerging contaminants impacted by human uses

A total of 200 private wells were chosen from a statistical model predicting high nitrate-N concentrations in Chippewa County. Selection criteria used spatial, geologic and land use characteristics to represent the diversity of factors in the county that might influence water quality.

The project is now complete and we will be sharing the results on Wednesday June 28, 2023 from 6-8 pm at the Chippewa Falls Middle School Auditorium. We invite you to attend the informational session that will be conducted by the UW-Stevens Point Research Team.

Please mark your calendar and join us if you can.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Chippewa Falls Middle School Auditorium
750 Tropicana Boulevard
Chippewa Falls, WI
(Please use Door 2)

Event Details
6 pm – 7 pm Presentation (Lean more about groundwater & the results) 
7 pm – 8 pm Q@A with project staff

For more information you can reach out to 715-726-7920 or . 

On behalf of all of the people involved, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation for your contributions to this project.

Kevin Masarik 
Groundwater Education Specialist
UW-Extension & UW –Stevens Point

Lynda Schweikert 
Chippewa Co. LCFM