Texas Well Owner Network Screening Event – Chambers & Jefferson counties
The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting free water well screenings in October in Chambers and Jefferson counties to give area residents whose water wells flooded from the recent rains the opportunity to have their well water screened.
The screenings will be from 8:30-10 a.m. Oct. 16 at the following locations:
- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Chambers County, 295 White Memorial Park Road in Anahuac.
- AgriLife Extension office for Jefferson County, 1225 Pearl St., Suite 200 in Beaumont.
- Chambers County Commissioner Precinct 1 office, 211 Broadway in Winnie.
- Jefferson County J.P. Precinct 4 office, 19217 Farm-to-Market 365 in Beaumont.
A follow-up meeting explaining results for all screenings will be at 5:30 p.m. at the J.P. Precinct 1 Courtroom, 211 Broadway Ave. in Winnie.
The samples must be turned in by 10 a.m. on the day of the screening and there will be no charge for the analyses.
Samples will be screened for contaminants including total coliform bacteria, E. coli, nitrate-nitrogen and salinity.
For more information, please contact the AgriLife Extension office in Chambers County at 409-374-2123 or Jefferson County at 409-835-8461.
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.