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Learn more about your private water well

By Susie Hyden Contributing Columnist

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Owners of homes with private water systems, or wells, are being encouraged by the Ohio Department of Health to sign up for free webinars from the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) on the maintenance and upkeep of water wells. The series of webinars were designed by the NGWA in association with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and cover a range of topics.


Water well maintenance: Where do you begin will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 — Gary Hix will be the presenter. He is a registered geologist, certified well driller and pump installer, and immediate past president of the Arizona Water Well Association. Water wells are expertly engineered systems that sometimes requires maintenance. Learn how to stay on top of maintenance needs to protect water quality.


The webinars that will be archived are:


Testing your well water: Where do you begin? It was held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 28. Michael 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.


Treating well water: Where do you begin? It was held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 4. Gary 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.


Homeowners may sign up for the webinar by going to www.wellowner.org and clicking the blue square labeled “register” on the right side of the screen. If you are unable to take the webinar at its scheduled time, the webinars will be archived for future viewing. If you have more questions about the free webinar or the National Ground Water Association, you may contact Cliff Treyens at 1-800-551-7379 or (614) 898-7791.


Homeowners with general questions can call the Madison County/London City Health District at (740) 852-3065 or The Private Well Owner Hotline at 1-855-H20-Well (1-855-420-9355).


Susie Hyden is registrar of vital statistics at the Madison County-London City Health District. She may be reached at (740) 852-3800.

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