FREE Well Water Screenings

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Posted by Joyce Rhyne on 18 Jan 18 - 0 Comments

The Texas Well Owner Network will present free water well screenings in January for Aransas, Calhoun, Jackson, Matagorda, Refugio, San Patricio and Victoria counties to give residents the opportunity to have their well water tested for contamination. “Private water wells should be tested annually, and it’s particularly important to have water wells in this area tested since they may have been impacted by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey,” said Dr. Diane Boellstorff, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service water resource specialist, College Station. Boellstorff said those wanting their well water tested should use kits containing sampling bags and bottles provided by their local Extension office and closely follow instructions for proper sampling to ensure accurate results. Dates, times and locations for the screenings and follow-up dates for explaining results will be: Jan. 29 from 8:30–10 a.m. at the AgriLife Extension office for Calhoun County, 186 Henry Barber Way, Suite 1, Port Lavaca. A follow-up meeting will be held at the same location Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. Samples will be screened for common contaminants, including E. coli bacteria, nitrates and salinity.

For more information and to call to see if we have the kits please call 361-552-9747.

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