Private Well Water Workshop – Tuesday, June 20

When: Tuesday, June 20 6pm to 7pm
Where: Cross Mills Library (map below)
Register: Register by clicking this link.

In Rhode Island, private well owners are responsible for testing and maintaining the quality of their own well water. In order to provide residents with information on private well water testing, treatment, and maintenance, water quality experts from URI and the RI Department of Health will hold a free program at the Cross Mills Library. The Charlestown Conservation Commission is co-sponsoring the event.

“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. Following the well testing schedule developed by the RI Department of Health helps private well owners protect their family and identify any potential problems. We will review what to test for and when, where to have the water tested, and discuss some basic well maintenance tips.

Well Water Test Kit
Well Water Test Kit

Educational handouts and water testing kits from the RI Dept. of Health will be available for participants. Following the workshop, experts will be on-hand to answer additional questions. Workshop attendees will be able to return their water samples and payment at the Cross Mills Public Library on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 8 AM and URI will transport them to the State Health Lab for testing.

Call the URI Cppoerative Extension at 401-874-4918 for more information or register by clicking this link.

More information about safe well water at a URI website.