Earlier today, workers with the county sanitation department, the state health department, and the Centers for Disease Control appeared here to take samplings and conduct a free well water analysis as part of a CDC program. They’ll be testing our water for 33 chemicals plus bacteria and who knows what else.
We were selected because of our location–they’re trying to spread out the samplings over the county–and because our well is relatively new.
I hope they don’t discover that our water is deadly or anything.
The analysis would cost $800 if we were paying for it. Then they gave me a $20 Wal-Mart gift card for participating in the program!
While they were taking water samples from an outdoor faucet, three chickens climbed up in the back of their vehicle, which they had left open. The girl from the CDC put her hands over her face and cried, “I hope my samples aren’t contaminated!”
Tip: When visiting a farm, never leave your vehicle open.