Concerned about stock water quality? Free testing available

Producers are being offered free stock and domestic water testing to encourage them to consider their water quality and quantity requirements over summer. Photo supplied.
Producers are being offered free stock and domestic water testing to encourage them to consider their water quality and quantity requirements over summer. Photo supplied.

With the hot, dry conditions set to continue over summer Central West Local Land Services is offering landholders free stock water testing for one month.

The free water sample testing aims to encourage landholders to prepare for water quality and quantity considerations over the warmer months.

Central West Local Land Services Agricultural Services Team Leader Neroli Brennan said the free water tests were limited to one per property.

"Given the forecast for yet another hot, dry summer it is critical producers have enough good quality water available to get their livestock through the upcoming season," Mrs Brennan said.

"We are focussing on stock water quality which also covers some domestic uses such as how the water might mix with chemicals for spray application or potentially rust or corrode pipes and pumps.

"The water testing service does not provide drinking water results and will be available until Friday, 13 December 2019 from the Central West Local Land Services offices.

"I would encourage producers to consider testing their stock and domestic water to ensure they are prepared for the months ahead."

Water testing kits can be picked up from LLS offices in Forbes and Grenfell.

The kits contain all the relevant information, submission form and sample bottle.

They are labelled as postage paid, so farmers can present the kit to the post office free of charge to send them back.

To find out more Central West Local Land Services office locations and services visit the website www.lls.nsw.gov.au/centralwest or phone 1300 795 299.

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