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Since private water well owners are responsible for the quality of their drinking water, the Texas Well Owner Network program on Thursday, August 18 in Crowley will provide in-depth knowledge to maintain a safe water resource for your family, plus it will be a convenient place to have your water screened for nitrates, total dissolved solids and bacteria.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will be from 1-5 p.m. at the Crowley Recreation Center, 405 S. Oak St., said Drew Gholson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and network coordinator in College Station.

“The TWON program is for Texas residents who depend on household wells for their water needs, so they can learn about improving and protecting their community water resources,” Gholson said. “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 participants may bring well-water samples to the training for screening. “The cost is $10 per sample, due when samples are turned in and the samples will be screened for nitrates, total dissolved solids and bacteria,” according Gholson. Bringing water samples to the training is not required, but those wanting to have water samples analyzed must attend.

Well owners who would like to have their well water sampled can pick up the two sample containers from the AgriLife Extension office for Tarrant County, 200 Taylor St. in Fort Worth, for Johnson County, 1 North Main St. # 309 in Cleburne, or at the Crowley Recreation Center.

Space is limited, so attendees are requested to register by calling 979-845-1461 as soon as possible or on-line at: http://agrilife.org/urbantarrantag/program-registration/

 

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