Well Educated Session is a free, half-day educational training for Texas residents who depend on household wells for their water needs. The workshop is for private well owners who want to become familiar with groundwater resources, septic system maintenance, well maintenance, water conservation, water quality and water treatment.
As part of the Well Educated Program participants can bring their well water samples to be screened for common contaminants including fecal coliform bacteria, nitrates, arsenic and salinity.
Below is a list of upcoming trainings. Please plan to attend a training near you.
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Sample dropoff: May 17, 2021 8:00–8:30 a.m.
Informational meeting: May 17, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Well owners may bring water samples from 8:00-8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 17 to be screened for nitrate–nitrogen, total dissolved solids (TDS) and E. coli bacteria for $10 per sample. Pick up approved sample containers with instructions by contacting Joel Pigg at 979-845-1461.
The 4-hour informational event on Monday, May 17 will run from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
“The program was established to help well owners become familiar with Texas groundwater resources, septic system maintenance, well maintenance and construction, and water quality and treatment,” he said. “It allows them to learn more about how to improve and protect their community water resources.”
More than a million private water wells in Texas provide water to citizens in rural areas and increasingly to those living on small acreages at the growing rural-urban interface. Private well owners are independently responsible for monitoring the quality of their wells.
“They are responsible for all aspects of ensuring their drinking water system is safe — testing, inspecting, maintaining it,” Pigg said. “This training will help private well owners to understand and care for their wells.”