Washington County ISU Extension will check gauges for pressure canners

Pressure canners using gauges to measure the pressure required for canning will be tested at the Washington County Extension office on Mondays, Aug. 17, beginning at 9:00 a.m., for approximately an hour or until all are tested. Pressure canner lids with gauges may be dropped off at the Extension office on the Washington County Fairgrounds, or Hwy 611 S. in Washington, during the regular office hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is no charge for this service on these dates. There is a fee for testing at other times.

The pressure canners using weights are not able to be tested. Questions may be directed to the Washington County Extension office at (319) 653-4811.