The Texas Well Owner Network (TWON) program is an educational training offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in cooperation with the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) and other partner agencies and organizations. The TWON program is for Texas residents who depend on household wells for their drinking water needs. Well owners who want to become familiar with Texas’ groundwater sources, water quality, water treatment, and well maintenance issues should join our network or view our upcoming Well Informed screenings and Well Educated training courses.
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) along with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service's Department of Soil and Crop Sciences and the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering developed the Texas Well Owner Network (TWON) designed to deliver a science-based, community-responsive education curriculum. It focuses on protecting ground water quality, aquifer integrity, and complements the successful Texas Watersheds Stewards program by emphasizing best management practices (BMPs). Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offers voluntary private water well screening events and TWON trainings. As a result, participants have a better understanding of the relationships between practices in or near wells and the quality of water available for drinking and irrigation.
The goal of the Preventing Water Quality Contamination through the Texas Well Owner Network project is to train Texans regarding water quality and BMPs for protecting their wells and surface waters. This will avert off-site transport of contaminants to surface waters, prevent contamination of underlying aquifers, and safeguard the health of landowners and their families.