A Well Educated training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the Washington County Fair Grounds Sales Facility, 1305 E. Blue Bell Road in Brenham, Texas.
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.”
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 Washington County, 1305 E. Blue Bell Road, Suite 104, Brenham or Austin County, 1 E. Main Street (Courthouse), Bellville.
Pigg said 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.