Bring a well water sample to have it tested for nitrates, arsenic, and uranium.
Bring a soil sample in a Ziplock plastic bag, and we will screen it for lead! You can pick up a soil testing kit from City Hall.
Collecting a Soil Sample
Step 1: Identify an area of interest for your soil sample.
Step 2: Collect Soil - For a large area, collect soil from 5-10 random spots in that area, and combine in a clean container. For a small area, collect soil from 3 random spots and combine in a clean container. (See table below for sampling depth per spot.)
Step 3: Mix soil well in clean container.
Step 4: Remove pebbles, rocks, and roots, and air dry. Do not use a flame, oven or hairdryer to dry the soil!
Step 5: Transfer 1 - 2 cups of the mixed soil into a clean one-quart Ziplock bag.
Note: For more than one sample, repeat steps 1-5. Rinse your container between samples. Limit of 3 sample bags/person. Do not dig below the barrier fabric.