Did you know that water test kits are available to the public at the Root River Soil and Water Conservation District office?

It is always a good idea to check your water supply for contaminants on a regular basis; however it is of greater importance when infants are involved. Nitrate levels continue to be a major concern in Houston County.

The Minnesota Department of Health notes that adults can tolerate larger amounts of nitrates than infants. Infants are more susceptible because their stomach juices are less acidic. Women who are pregnant also run a higher risk of complications.

Stay informed, get your water tested. Kits can be obtained at the Root River SWCD office, 805 N. Hwy. 44/76, Suite 1, in Caledonia. Office hours are Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.