Environmental Health Officer Makes National News

AllisonRoderickWellTestAllison Roderick, Webster County's Environmental Health Officer, has a warning and a pledge for rural residents of her county: The water from their wells could be contaminated, but the government can help make it safe. This is a story by KFF Health News that was picked up by USA Today and aired Saturday October 21, 2023. 

Here Allison draws a sample of well water from a home near Fort Dodge, Iowa. Roderick sends the samples to a lab to test for bacteria, nitrates, sulfates, arsenic, and manganese. She plans to add a test for PFAS chemicals. The service is free to homeowners under a state grant program.(TONY LEYS/KFF HEALTH NEWS). 

Webster County recommends having wells tested at least once a year to ensure the health and safety of the citizens. We offer a free well test per year for all wells located in Webster County. Wells are tested Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during regular working hours. 

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Phone: 515-227-7156 Email: allison.roderick@webstercountyia.gov