Did you know that the Conservation District provides the opportunity for Fulton County residents to have their drinking water tested for bacteria? The Conservation District sends water samples to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Harrisburg laboratory on the first Wednesday of each month. To have your water tested:
1. Pick-up a sample bottle: You can pick-up your sample bottle during normal business hours at the Conservation District Office, located at 216 N. 2nd Street in McConnellsburg. The cost of the sample bottle is $10. You will also receive a form that needs to be completed and sent with the sample.
2. Collect your sample: In the morning on the first Wednesday of the month, collect a sample of your water from your kitchen sink and place the sample in your refrigerator until you are ready to drop your sample off. Fill out the form provided.
3. Drop-off your sample bottle: Bring your water sample back to the Conservation District Office by noon on that same day and we will arrange to have your sample picked-up and delivered to the DEP Lab in Harrisburg for analysis. DEP then mails you the results.
*** Remember: Samples can only be dropped off the first Wednesday of each month. Collecting your sample first thing in the morning and keeping your sample cold will result in a more accurate test.
If you have questions about having your drinking water tested, please contact the Denise Mellott at 717-325-6088.