The District has two Hach spectrophotometers capable of analyzing water samples for nitrates. Just give us a call if you would like to bring in a well sample for us to check. We also manage a citizen water quality monitoring program.
Since 1993, we have provided a one-day water education event for elementary students in our District. The festival takes place in May, on the campus of South Dakota State University. The District also provides support to the Sioux Falls Empire water festival, which is held each March.
The District has provided technical and financial support to a number of watershed assessment studies designed to identify the source(s) of the pollutants that are degrading water quality. We also continuously monitor several sites along the Big Sioux River and its tributaries.