Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a nitrate testing clinic on Monday, Aug. 19, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at their office, 900 Robert St., Alexandria, behind the North McDonald’s, in the USDA building.

To take your sample, run your cold tap for 5-10 minutes before collecting about one cup of water in a double plastic baggie or a clean jar. The water needs to be collected within one day of the inspection and kept cool. Sample results will take about five minutes to process.

For more information, visit or call 320-763-3191, ext. 3.