By LENNY C. LEPOLA News Assistant Managing Editor
January 8, 2014
Registration is open for three free webinars in January and February to help household water well owners keep their water safe, the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) announced today.
The webinars explore different facets of protecting the quality of water that comes from private wells, said NGWA Public Awareness Director Cliff Treyens.
“First, well owners need to know if there is anything in their water that could present a health risk,” Treyens said. “Second, well owners need to know if there are any well maintenance problems that could be contributing to poor water quality.”
“Third, well owners need to know how to get proper treatment if a water quality problem cannot be eliminated by groundwater well maintenance or good groundwater protection practices,” he said.
Following are the scheduled webinars. You can register by going to NGWA’s website for well owners called WellOwner.org.
* At 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, Michael Schnieders will present Testing Your Well Water: Where Do You Begin? Schnieders is a professional geologist and hydrologist, and senior consultant for Water Systems Engineering in Ottawa, Kansas.
In this Webinar, participants will learn what every well owner should test for and how to determine what is locally occurring and worthy of testing.
* At 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4, Gary Hix will present Treating Well Water: Where Do You Begin? Hix is a registered geologist, certified well driller and pump installer and immediate past president of the Arizona Water Well Association.
There is no one-size-fits-all water treatment system. This Webinar will help you learn some key fundamentals in selecting the right water treatment system to protect your water quality.
* At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, Hix will present Water Well Maintenance: Where Do You Begin?
Water wells are expertly engineered systems that sometimes require maintenance. Learn how to stay on top of maintenance needs to protect water quality.
Additional residential well owner resources are available from NGWA.
For more information call the toll-free Private Well Owner Hotline at 855-420-9355, or log on to < WellOwner.org > for a variety of topics relating to water wells, including water quality.