Irrigation Water Sample Submission Form
Operators within a zone that has been designated a Phase III Management Zone must have their irrigation water tested for nitrates at least once every three years. Presently, Zone 5 is the only management area in Phase III Management.
Samples may be analyzed at any reputable laboratory at the operator’s discretion, with results being sent to the NRD by the operator. The NRD also offers nitrate analysis free of charge.
Domestic Water Sample Submission
Although it is not required by federal or state laws, testing private domestic wells for water quality is a good practice. Nitrate and bacteria analysis are two initial tests that will indicate general water quality for a rural home owner.
The NRD offers nitrate and bacteria analyses free of charge. Please visit the NRD office for a bacteria analysis bottle, they are sealed and sterile to ensure accurate results. Nitrate samples can be collected in an NRD bottle or a small, clean glass jar.