Water Monitoring

Groundwater & Well Water Monitoring Program

Le Sueur County’s drinking water is predominately groundwater dependent.  Additionally, the aquifers supply water to not only county residents but also to the metro area.  It is recommended to test your drinking water at least once per year in order to monitor potential contaminants that could be a risk to your health.  

Le Sueur County Water Testing Clinics 2022

Le Sueur County Environmental Services, Le Sueur County Public Health & Le Sueur Soil & Water Conservation District held a water testing clinic on April 28th.   We had a total of 39 participants!

The County is planning on hosting another water testing clinic in the fall!  The Water Testing Clinic will be held on Thursday, October 13th.  See flyer located below for more details!

Kits that will be offered in the fall:

  • Lead 
  • Arsenic

Kits will cost $16.00 each.

The lead sample needs to be collected first thing in the morning before any water is run.  This way you are getting a good representation as to whether Lead is leaching from your plumbing.

To order your water testing kit(s), please fill out the Water Test Order Form located below.  The form can either be mailed or dropped of at the environmental services department (mailing and physical address is located below).  If you decide to drop off the order form at our office, please call Holly at 507-357-8540 to set up an appointment.  The form must be submitted with payment in order to be accepted.  Only cash or check is accepted at this time.

Water Test Order Form

Environmental Services Mailing Address: 88 S Park Ave, Le Center, MN 56057

Environmental Services Physical Address: 515 S Maple Ave, Le Center, MN 56057

Other Resources Available for Water Testing:

Arsenic Fact Sheet

Lead Fact Sheet

Basics of Monitoring and Testing

Minnesota Department of Health Drinking Water Protection Webpage

Le Sueur Water Testing Clinic October 2022

Anoka Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) created a great informational video about Groundwater!