Well water testing seminar at URI

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 3:30pm

The following was submitted by the University of Rhode Island:

In Rhode Island, private well owners are responsible for testing and maintaining the quality of their own well water. To provide residents with information on private well water testing, treatment, and maintenance, water quality experts from URI will hold a free program on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Ashaway Free Library, 15 Knight Street, Ashaway, R.I.

“Workshop participants will learn about substances that can affect well water, why they are a concern, how to arrange for a well water test, and well water treatment options,” said Alyson McCann, with URI Cooperative Extension’s Water Quality Program. Following the well testing schedule developed by the RI Department of Health helps private well owners protect their family and identify any potential problems. We will review what to test for and when, where to have the water tested, and discuss some basic well maintenance tips.

Educational handouts and water testing kits from the R.I. Department of Health will be available for participants. Following the workshop, experts will be on-hand to answer additional questions. Workshop attendees will be able to return their water samples and payment at the Ashaway Free Library on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at 8 a.m. and URI will transport them to the State Health Lab for testing.

Call the URI Cooperative Extension (401) 874-4918 for more information or to register. Space is limited. Visit riwelltesting.org for more information.