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Mississippi Well Owner Network Program - Gulfport

Thursday, July 13, 2017 (All day)

Workshop available for private well homeowners

MSU Extension along with partners, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Mississippi State Department of Health, invites Coastal Mississippi homeowners who use household wells for their water needs to attend the free workshop. Participants will learn the best management, operational and protection practices for their private wells and improving the functionality of their drinking water sources.

Well owners can pick up a sample bottle and sampling collection instructions July 3-7 and July 10-12 at the MSU Extension office in Harrison County. The first 40 registrants for the private well workshop will have their well water screened free of charge but other screenings will cost $25 per sample analysis. Screening results will be mailed to the well owner along with a publication explaining how to interpret the results.

Preregister for the workshop by visiting http://gcd.msstate.edu/register or by calling 662-325-1788. At the registration page, look for the event titled Mississippi Well Owner Network Program.

Workshop participants may bring their water sample when they arrive for the workshop. Attendance is not required to have water screened. A water screening is not required to attend.

Each participant will receive free MSU Extension publications with additional information on private wells and septic systems. These publications are also available online at http://extension.msstate.edu/natural-resources/water/mswon.

Location:
Harrison County Extension Office
2315 17th Street
Gulfport, MS

  • Water Sample Drop Off: 9:00 am until 5:00 pm
  • Workshop: 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Additional Information:

The first 40 water samples dropped off on July 13 will be screened at no charge.

Department: MSU Extension- Harrison County
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Community Development, Economics & Natural Resources, Water & Wastewater Utilities, Municipal Utilit