Free Water Tests Offered at Scotts Bluff County Fair
(AP) — Nebraskans with private water wells can have their drinking water
tested for nitrates during the Scotts Bluff County Fair this week.
wanting to take advantage of the free testing are asked to bring a
cup-size sample of water in a clean bottle to the Scotts Bluff County
Health Department/Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
booth. The test is free.
The fair begins Tuesday and runs through Saturday.
are a concern for infants under six months of age and pregnant women,
as well as anyone who has a weakened immune system. High levels of
nitrates interfere with the blood's ability to carry oxygen and can
cause "blue baby" syndrome.
Livestock are also susceptible to nitrate poisoning.