The quality of our natural resources reflects our quality of life. MSU scientists and agents educate Mississippians about water quality issues, such as wastewater management, proper disposal of chemicals and waste, and the many human and animal activities that affect our ground and drinking water systems. Whether they’re addressing a backyard well or the Gulf of Mexico, these experts are ready to provide science-based solutions to pressing challenges.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Summer brings many activities: swimming in pools, recreation in Mississippi’s waterways, washing vehicles after traveling down dirt roads, and irrigating millions of acres of gardens and fields. These and many other activities rely on abundant water.
Putting a dollar value on clean water is difficult. Everyone uses it in their daily lives for drinking and domestic needs, but we also use water through the products we consume. This hidden flow of water is less obvious, so it’s often given less attention when we talk about water conservation.
Practical actions that can reduce lead in drinking water are highlights of a recently concluded multistate project.
Private well workshops in four counties this fall will help homeowners improve their drinking water sources.
LEAKESVILLE, Miss. -- South Mississippi homeowners with private wells will have an opportunity next month to learn how to improve the functionality of their drinking water sources.
The Mississippi Well Owner Network, a program of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, will hold a workshop at the Extension office in Greene County May 8 at 2 p.m.