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NMSU, WRRI, Department of Health offer free well water testing

The Doņa Ana County Cooperative Extension Service, the New Mexico Department of Health and the Water Resources Research Institute at New Mexico State University are offering private well owners the opportunity to test their well water for free.


Private well owners in Doņa Ana County may stop by the Cooperative Extension Office located at 530 N. Church Street in Las Cruces to pick up their free water sampling kit from 8:30 a.m.-noon, or 1-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The kit includes an instruction sheet explaining how to collect your sample and submit it for free testing.

The samples are shipped to a commercial laboratory in Albuquerque and tested for the presence of coliform, fluoride, arsenic and other contaminants. Results are provided to property owners within three weeks.

The service is part of a research project conducted by the New Mexico Department of Health and the state Water Resources Research Institute at New Mexico State University.

For more information, contact the Doņa Ana County Extension Office at 575-525-6649.