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August 22, 2016 - Filed Under: Water, Water Quality

POPLARVILLE, Miss. -- South Mississippi homeowners with private wells will have two opportunities next month to learn how to protect the quality of their drinking water sources.

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

The Mississippi Well Owner Network, a program of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, will be held 6-9 p.m. Sept. 29 at the MSU Extension office at 417 Highway 11 North in Poplarville.

Catalpa Creek runs through the Mississippi State University campus and is the focal point of the 28,943-acre Catalpa Creek watershed. MSU personnel are part of a multiagency effort to restore the water quality of Catalpa Creek. (Photo by Robert Lewis/MSU Extension Service)
May 17, 2016 - Filed Under: Natural Resources, Water Quality

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- More than 20 campus units and 30 faculty and staff members at Mississippi State University are teaming up with state and federal agencies and local stakeholders to restore the water quality of a creek that flows through campus and is the focal point of the Catalpa Creek watershed.

Parents want to know water is safe before offering a drink to their children. Water quality depends on different factors, including each home’s system, but resources are available to help Mississippians learn more and follow best practices. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Kevin Hudson)
April 12, 2016 - Filed Under: Water Quality

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- From the drought in California to lead contamination in Flint, Michigan, water is on the minds of many Americans, Mississippians included.

In workplaces and homes across the Magnolia State, one question floats to the top: How do we know if our water is safe?

Jason Barrett, an assistant Extension professor in the Mississippi State University Extension Center for Government and Community Development, said water system operators and the Environmental Protection Agency have regulations and guidelines in place for testing and reporting test results.

January 4, 2016 - Filed Under: Water, Water Quality

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Most people don't like to think about what goes down the drain, but with rising costs for repairing broken pipes, clearing clogged lines, and upgrading or replacing old water treatment equipment, a little knowledge can save everyone money.

Jason Barrett, assistant Extension professor with the Extension Center for Government and Community Development, works with mayors, certified wastewater operators, and boards of city and county government.

July 7, 2015 - Filed Under: Rural Water Association, Water Quality

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. -- Homeowners in small communities and rural areas without public water supplies can learn how to better manage, operate and protect their private wells.

The “Water Quality and Private Wells” workshop will be July 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. The program is available as an online webinar or in person at the Marshall County Extension office in Holly Springs.

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