Private Well Water Informational Workshop
Building / Zoning Department
May 22, 2014
Safe Well Water?
Test to be sure.URI and RI Dept of Health offer informational programs for private well owners. Your drinking water tastes and smells fine – but, when was the last time you had it tested? And, what should it be tested for? In Rhode Island, one in ten residents get their drinking water from a private well. These private well owners are responsible for testing and maintaining the quality of their own well water. Following the well testing schedule developed by the RI Department of Health helps private well owners protect their family and identify any potential problems.
To assist private well owners in testing and protecting their drinking water, the RI Department of Health and URI will host a free educational workshop on Tuesday,June 10, 2014 from 6 – 8 PM in the Gaudet Middle School Cafeteria at Turner Road, Middletown, RI.This workshop is hosted and co-sponsored by the Town of Middletown.
This program will educate residents about common substances of concern in well water, well maintenance tips, and how to have their well water tested. “Workshop participants will learn about substances that can affect well water, why they are a concern, how to arrange for a well water test, and well water treatment options,”said Alyson McCann, with URI Cooperative Extension’s Water Quality Program. Educational handouts will be available for participants. Following the workshop, experts will be available to answer questions.
CALL THE URI COOPERATIVE EXTENSION 874-4918 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO LET US KNOW YOU’RE COMING.
VISIT WWW.RI WELLTESTING.ORG