Check your water. That's what Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services suggest every domestic or private well drinker should do.
With all the irrigation going on due to the drought, higher nitrate levels are showing up in wells. Nebraska Health and Human Services encourage everyone to get your water tested because you might be surprised to find out what your drinking.
"We have had some high samples yesterday, our highest was 73 ppm," Betty Schuerman, a representative from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said. "We would recommend that no one drink that water."
The maximum containment level allowed by the EPA is ten ppm (parts per million). It should not be consumed by animals, pregnant women or people with compromised immune systems. If high levels get in an infant's system, that can cause the baby to have diarrhea and vomiting.
Testing is going on at Husker Harvest Days for free in the Nebraska Natural Resources building.