Online Lessons Help Well Owners Protect Water Quality
Four new, free online lessons are available on the National Ground Water Assn. website
Four new, free online lessons are available to household water well owners at the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) website, www.wellowner.org.
The lessons were developed by NGWA with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Well owners can register by going to www.wellowner.org or using the links below:
- Arsenic in Well Water: What Is It and What Do You Do?
- Bacteria in Well Water: What Is It and What Do You Do?
- Nitrate in Well Water: What Is It and What Do You Do?
- Radon in Well Water: What Is It and What Do You Do?
Other online well owner lessons previously made available cover what to test water for, how to get a test and interpret the results, and the basics of water treatment. Well owners also can access two recorded webinars on water testing and water treatment.
NGWA Public Awareness Director Cliff Treyens encourages household water well owners to take advantage of these new resources, as well as the toll-free private well owner hotline, 855.420.9355, and subscribe via www.wellowner.org to the free monthly e-mailed "Private Well Owner Tip Sheet." "It's never been easier for well owners to get the basic information they need to be good water well and groundwater stewards," Treyens said. "These resources will help well owners to improve and protect their water quality."