1st Annual Montgomery County Environmental Fair - Tuesday, October 2nd

Montgomery County Environmental Fair

Join us for the first annual Montgomery County Environmental Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. The first 50 Montgomery County residents who attend the fair will receive free well water testing kits for Total Coliform and E. coli bacteria.  Test kits will be available at a discounted price of $12.50 for all other attendees.

You should have your well water tested every one to two years to ensure that it is safe from contaminants such as bacteria and nitrates. Preventative testing helps identify possible water quality problems.

Nitrate screening will also be available for residents. Just bring a sample of your well water in a clean container. A high level of nitrate in well water indicates poor water quality, and is often caused by fertilizer runoff, septic systems, or animal waste.

The Environmental Fair will also offer free prescription drugs disposal by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, and a free drop off for household hazardous wastes such as paint, household cleaners, pesticides, batteries, and pool chemicals. Disposing of these wastes properly will help protect our water and soil from accidental contamination.

Additionally, area organizations will provide information about water quality, ground water protection, rain barrels, trash and recycling services, farm tire disposal services, well sealing or “capping” programs, home energy efficiency, and food safety and good agricultural practices.

The fair will be held at the Montgomery County Environmental Lab, on 4257 Dryden Rd., in Moraine, Ohio.

Take a free tour of the lab, and learn how water is tested to ensure it is safe to drink. There will be fun and educational activities for the whole family!

* Unacceptable waste items include: asbestos, explosives, items over 25 lbs. or 15 gallons, non-residential waste, and radioactive material. For a complete list of acceptable items, please visit www.mcohio.org/services/swd.

Sponsored by Montgomery County Environmental Services, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County, Montgomery Soil and Water Conservation District, Miami Conservancy District, OSU Extension, and the Ohio EPA.

 

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