Texas Well Owner Network Screening Event – Andrews & Gaines counties
The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting free water well screenings on Oct. 21 in Andrews and Gaines counties to give area residents the opportunity to have their well water screened.
Each screening event will be from 8:30-10 a.m. Dates and locations for the screenings as well as dates, times and locations for follow-ups are:
- Oct. 21 at the AgriLife Extension office for Andrews County, 851 E. Broadway St., Andrews. A meeting explaining screening results will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Andrews Community Building, 200 NW Mustang Drive.
- Oct. 21 at the AgriLife Extension office for Gaines County, 101 S. Main St., Courthouse, Room 108, Seminole. A meeting explaining screening results will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Andrews Community Building, 200 NW Mustang Drive in Andrews.
The cost is $10 per sample and samples must be turned in by 10 a.m. on the day of the screening. Arsenic screening will be available for drinking water for an additional $10.
Samples will be screened for contaminants including total coliform bacteria, E. coli, nitrate-nitrogen, arsenic and salinity.
It is extremely important for those submitting samples to be at the follow-up meetings to receive results, learn corrective measures for identified problems and improve their understanding of private well management.
For more information for the Andrews County screening, call 432-524-1421; for the Gaines County screening, call 432-758-4006.
To learn more about the programs offered through the network or to find additional publications and resources, please visit http://twon.tamu.edu.
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. The project is managed by the Texas Water Resources Institute, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, AgriLife Extension and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University.