Free well water testing offered

The Mecosta and Osceola-Lake Conservation Districts will be testing well water samples for nitrate and nitrite on April 20 and 21 during their annual spring seedling sale. The water testing is sponsored by the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) and will be done on site by a trained MAEAP technician. There is no fee and is open to anyone who uses a personal well for drinking water.  Please do not  bring samples from public water supplies or non-drinking water sources. This event will take place at the Paris Park Fish Hatchery from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 20 and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 21. For specific instructions on how to collect the water sample for testing call the Mecosta Conservation District at (231) 796-0909 ext. 3 or the Osceola-Lake Conservation District office at (231) 832-2950.