COER was sent this notice from Whidbey Water Keepers. This is a good idea – but hurry if you want to join! The deadline is this Friday.
Please respond by APRIL 14th to secure low cost water testing for your household.
Whidbey Water Keepers is organizing a coordinated water sampling opportunity for Central Whidbey residents. It is important that as many Central Whidbey residents as possible get their private wells tested to give our community a fuller understanding of the path and degree of water contamination.
Jennifer Miller at Vista Analytical Laboratory has offered us a discount on the $275 standard rate which includes testing for all 6 chemicals and a turn around time of 14 days. The discounted cost per household will be $245. This is one of the two labs that has been recommended to our community for their quality of testing. The chemicals they will test for are PFOS, PFOA, PFHxS, PFHpA, PFNA and PFBS. The latter 3 are critical in being able to demonstrate a link to the fire fighting retardant used by the Navy. The Navy did not test for the 3 chemicals that would link them to the firefighting foam.
We need 14 households to submit water samples from their taps on the same day in order to qualify for this discount. If we do not get 14 households, then we will all submit separately and they will still turn around the test results to us individually in 2 weeks. We are working to secure funding to support households needing financial assistance; we will be sending a subsequent email on this.
Below are links to materials from Vista Analytical Laboratory and the one page information sheet on water sampling.
Thanks for getting back to us quickly!
Whidbey Water Keepers