A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau, 1793 N. U.S. Highway 281 in Lampasas.
The “Well Educated” training is free and open to the public. Joel Pigg, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and TWON coordinator, College Station, said the program is for Texas residents who depend on household wells for their water needs.
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,” Pigg said.
Well owners who would like to have their well water sampled can pick up two sample containers from the AgriLife Extension offices in Lampasas County, 409 S. Pecan, Suite #102 in Lampasas.
Attendees can register at http://twon.tamu.edu/training or by calling 979-845-1461.
Funding for the Texas Well Owner Network is through a Clean Water Act nonpoint source grant provided by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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