Category Archives: Water

Private water well owners should test well after a flood

Contacts: Diane Boellstorff, 979-458-3562, dboellstorff@tamu.edu Drew Gholson, 979-845-1461, dgholson@tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION — Private water well owners whose wells flooded from the recent rains should assume that their well water is contaminated until tested, according to Dr. Diane Boellstorff, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service water resource specialist, College Station. “You should not use water from a flooded well for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing your teeth or even bathing until you are satisfied it is not contaminated,” Boellstorff said. Boellstorff, a faculty member in Texas A&M University’s soil and… Read More →

Results show water well testing in Texas is important

Contacts: John Smith, 979-845-2761, johnwsmith@tamu.edu Dr. Diane Boellstorff, 979-458-3562, dboellstorff@tamu.edu ALICE  —  Results of recent private water well screenings in five South Texas counties underscored the importance of regular testing of private water wells, said a Texas Well Owner Network official. “Through these screenings, we identified several contaminants that could potentially cause illnesses or other problems for the private well owners,” said John Smith, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist, College Station. The screenings were presented in Brooks, Duval, Jim Hogg, Starr and Webb counties by AgriLife… Read More →

Water well owner training set for Sept. 8 in Henderson

Contact: Drew Gholson, 979-845-1461, dgholson@tamu.edu HENDERSON — Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Sept. 8 in Henderson. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 1- 5 p.m. at the meeting room for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Rusk County, 115 E. Fordall. “The TWON program is for Texas residents who depend on household wells for their water needs, so they can learn about improving and protecting their community water… Read More →

Texas Well Owner Network teaming up with Healthy South Texas

Collaboration to focus on well water screening in Brooks, Duval, Jim Hogg, Starr and Webb counties Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Diane Boellstorff, 979-458-3562, Dboellstorff@tamu.edu John Smith, 979-845-2761, johnwsmith@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present water well screenings in August for Brooks, Duval, Jim Hogg, Starr and Webb counties to give residents the opportunity to have their well water screened. The screenings are presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in these counties in collaboration with the Texas Water Resources Instituteand… Read More →