Montgomery County is offering well water testing Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 4257 Dryden Rd. in Moraine. FILE PHOTO

Montgomery County offers free well water testing Thursday

Montgomery County is offering free well water testing.

The event hosted by the Montgomery County Environmental Lab is set for Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 4257 Dryden Road in Moraine.

Every participant will receive a free nitrate/nitrite and iron screening courtesy of the Miami Conservancy District, according to the county.

The first 50 participants will also receive a free confidential lead, arsenic and manganese test.

Residents are asked to fill a 1-liter water bottle for screenings. For lead tests, take the sample after six hours of non-use or when you first turn on the water in the morning.

The event will also feature:

• A well driller and water treatment representative from the Ohio Water Well Association;

• Representatives from Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County to answer questions about maintaining safe private water systems;

• Discounted bacteria test kits for $20;

• Other metal tests will be available ($12 for the first metal plus $4 for each additional metal)

For more details, and visit www.mcohio.org/departments/water_services/water_testing_services for information about our lab.

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