Conservation Matters October 2018

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Water well owner training set for Oct. 18 in Beeville

Water well owner training set for Oct. 18 in Beeville

A Texas Well Owner Network (TWON) Well Educated training has been scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Bee County Expo Center, 214 S. Farm to Market 351 in Beeville.

The training is free and open to the public. 

Dr. Drew Gholson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and TWON coordinator, said the 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,” Gholson said. “It allows them to learn more about how to improve and protect their community water resources.”

He said participants may bring well-water samples to the training for screening at a cost of $10 per sample, due 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 Bee County, 210 E. Corpus Christi St. in Beeville; Refugio County, 414 B N. Alamo St. in Refugio; Goliad County, Franklin Street Courthouse Annex in Goliad; and Karnes County, 115 N. Market St. in Karnes City.

Gholson said bringing water samples to the training is not required, but those wanting to have water samples analyzed must attend.

Attendees can register online or by calling 979-845-1461.

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