Texas Well Owner Network – November 19, 2019
A Texas Well Owner Network training has been scheduled for November 19, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, at the Lincoln Community Hall, 1066 Main Street.
The Well Educated training, which is free and open to the public.
Joel Pigg, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and TWON coordinator, College Station, said the Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, program is for Texas residents who depend on household wells for their water needs.
“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.”
Participants may bring well-water samples to the training for screening, at a cost of $10 per sample, payable when samples are turned in. Water samples will be screened for nitrates, total dissolved solids and bacteria.
Well owners who would like to have their well water sampled can pick up two sample containers from the AgriLife Extension offices in Lee County at 310 S. Grimes Street, Giddings or Bastrop County at 901 Pecan Street, Bastrop.
Bringing water samples to the training is not required, but those wanting to have water samples analyzed must attend.
Attendees can register at http://twon.tamu.edu/training or by calling 979-845-1461