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Publication Number: P1868

This self-assessment of your private well is an important tool that allows you to evaluate conditions around your home that could threaten your drinking water quality. Please read this...Read more

A newly installed septic tank system at a residential property for removal and purification of household grey wastewater and sewage.
Publication Number: P1869

This self-assessment of your household wastewater treatment system is an important part of keeping your wastewater treatment system working properly. You should complete it if you use a septic...Read more

Septic tank drain field drawing shows a two-compartment septic tank connected to a perforated pipe in the soil absorption field.
Publication Number: P1871

Learn the minimum requirements for managing your household wastewater. 

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Publication Number: P1872

Most of Mississippi’s 55,000 private wells provide good, clean drinking water. But it is possible for pollutants to enter the groundwater supplying a well and affect the health of people and...Read more

Publication Number: P2775

For decades, Mississippians have enjoyed a plentiful groundwater supply, but the time has long since passed when each individual home had its own well or cistern. Today, most Mississippians...Read more

Publication Number: P3078

Coliform bacteria are a large group of many kinds of bacteria, including fecal coliform bacteria, which occur naturally in the intestines of warm-blooded animals. The group also includes non-...Read more

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Filed Under: Water, Mississippi Well Owner Network, Water Quality July 26, 2018

Private well workshops in four counties this fall will help homeowners improve their drinking water sources.

Filed Under: Community, Mississippi Well Owner Network, Rural Water Association, Water Quality September 15, 2017

BATESVILLE, Miss. -- Private well owners in seven Delta counties can get water samples pH tested and screened for bacteria and lead at an educational workshop in Batesville. 

The Mississippi State University Extension Service is cohosting a free well-owner workshop at the Extension office in Panola County Oct. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Residents of Panola, Tallahatchie, Sunflower, Bolivar, Leflore, Quitman and Coahoma counties can get their private well water screened for free. The workshop is open to all well owners. Attendance is not required to participate in the water testing.  

Filed Under: Rural Health, Mississippi Well Owner Network August 25, 2017

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi homeowners with private wells have three opportunities to learn how to enhance the quality of their drinking water sources.

The Mississippi Well Owner Network, a program of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, will hold workshops at the Extension offices in Wayne County Sept. 26, Pearl River County Oct. 24 and Tate County Jan. 25, 2018. Each workshop begins at 6 p.m.

Filed Under: Rural Health, Water, Mississippi Well Owner Network, Rural Water Association, Water Quality June 14, 2017

GULFPORT, Miss. -- The first 40 registrants for a private well workshop next month can have their well water screened free of charge.

The Mississippi Well Owner Network, a program of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, will be held 6-9 p.m. July 13 at the MSU Extension office in Harrison County, located at 2315 17th Street in Gulfport.

Filed Under: Mississippi Well Owner Network, Rural Water Association January 23, 2017

COLUMBUS, Miss. -- North Mississippi homeowners with private wells will have two opportunities next month to learn how to improve the functionality of their drinking water sources.

Private well owners can get their water screened for bacteria and can attend a workshop in Lowndes County to learn how to better manage, operate and protect their private wells.

The Mississippi Well Owner Network, a program of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, will be held 6-9 p.m. Feb. 21 at the MSU Extension office on 485 Tom Rose Road in Columbus.

Success Stories

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Mississippi Well Owner Network
Volume 3 Number 3

Not all water is so delicious that people ask for it to be carried across state lines.

Kate Lartigue of Poplarville is particularly pleased to share her water after attending a Mississippi Well Owner Network workshop offered by the Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Private Well Class. 

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