The training of well owners took place on March 4 in Lüling

A Texas Well Owners Network, SECOND, the workout is scheduled for March 4 in Lüling.

Water well testing is an additional service before the free training of well owners on March 4th. (Photo by Texas A&M AgriLife)

The Well educated trainingwhich is free and open to the public, will be from 8 a.m. to noon at the Luling Foundation headquarters, 523 S. Mulberry Ave.

Participants can register at or by phone 979-845-1461.

Instructions for checking well water

For $ 10 per sample, owners can test the water from the well on March 3rd. The March 4 meeting will include information explaining the results. Well owners can pick up two sample containers and collection instructions for testing the week before the event.

Gathering places are Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Caldwell County Office, 1403 Blackjack St., Suite B, Lockhart; AgriLife Extension Office for Hays County, 200 Stillwater Road, Wimberley; Plum Creek Protected Area, 1101 W. San Antonio St., Lockhart; or Barton Springs-Edwards Aquifer District1124 Regal Row, Austin.

Delivery of water samples to wells takes place on March 3 from 20 to 22 hours in the same places where containers are taken. Samples of wells will be tested for nitrates, common solutes and bacteria.

Texas Well Owner Network Program

More than a million private water wells in Texas provide water to citizens in rural areas and increasingly to those who live in small areas that grow between the village and the city.

Joel Pigg, AgriLife extension TWON Program Specialist and Coordinator, Brian College The station said the TWON program is for Texas residents who depend on household wells for their water needs.

“The program was created to help well owners learn about Texas groundwater resources, septic system maintenance, well maintenance and construction, and water quality and treatment,” he said. “It allows them to learn more about how to improve and protect water resources in their communities.”

Pig said the owners are responsible for all aspects of ensuring the safety of their drinking water system – its testing, inspection and maintenance.

“This training will help private well owners understand and take care of their well,” he said.

Pig said the training is one of several being conducted nationwide as part of the TWON project.

“The main content of this program is the same as other trainings, but the information is adjusted to local water quality issues and aquifers, ”Pigg said.

Funding for the Texas Well Owners Network is through a non-point grant of the Clean Water Act, provided by the Texas Soil and Water Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Manages the project TWRIpart Texas A&M AgriLife studyAgriLife Extension and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Texas A&M.

Call Pigg at 979-845-1461 or email him at for more information or questions.

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