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Well Water Checkup Day is here again

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

Today, the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District hosts its annual Well Water Checkup event, where well owners can drop off samples for testing and then ask experts about a host of water and environmental issues. It’s an effort on the part of the nice folks at the conservation district to help residents better understand what makes up their groundwater. From 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., staff at the district office will “process the nitrate, pH, and salinity analysis” for the first 75 registered residents. A bacterial analysis will be performed in another location, with the results back in a week. The results for the first three screenings will be available tomorrow. The district encourages residents to ask as many questions as possible of the assembled experts, who will include representatives from Texas State University’s Edwards Aquifer Research & Data Center, Balcones Water Well Service and water-treatment supplier Culligan of Austin. The district supplied this list of resources for those unable to participate in the event but are still interested in well water testing. Here’s a link to a handy video explaining how to prepare a sample.

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