Wells & Water Quality
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Dodge County 2006-2016 Comprehensive Water Plan Includes 2017-2021 Amendment 

Dodge County Water Plan References:
Cedar River Watershed WRAPS
Zumbro River Watershed HSPF Scenarios
Root River Watershed WRAPS
Hydrologic and Hydraulic Model

Environmental Information Articles
Flooding Wells - March 2019
Use Salt Sparingly - December 2018
Time To Get Your Septic System Ready for Winter
- November 2018
Buffers Ahead of Schedule for November Deadline- September 2018 
Be the Solution to Stormwater Pollution - August 2018

legacy logo rgbDodge County Wood Chip Bioreactor Story

How is Water Quality in Dodge County?
Click on the following link to view a power point presentation about the water quality in Dodge County.

The Environmental Services Office offer mail-in water analysis test kits for private wells that check for the following attributes:

  • Bacteria
  • Nitrate
  • Chloride
  • Lead
  • Arsenic
  • Fluoride

These kits may be used by the owner, or if a third party is required, an employee of the Environmental Services Department can take the test on site for an additional fee. Test kits can be obtained and paid for at the Environmental Services Office. Free test kits are available for the following:

  • Families with income qualifications through the Women, Infants, and Children program (WIC).
  • Households with expectant mothers or children less than 1 year old (Daycares excluded)
  • Shallow wells less than 60 feet deep.
  • Previously untested wells with known depth.

FEES  (Prices subject to change)
Bacteria/Nitrate combination kit                $54.00
Bacteria or Nitrate only                               $31.00
Lead or Arsenic                                            $24.00
Cost for site visit to perform test                $60.00  

Minnesota County Well Index
The Dodge County Environmental Services Department at (507) 635-6273. Ask for Dean Schrandt.