Private Well Water Workshop in Charlestown
Tuesday, June 20 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Cross Mills Public Library 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI 02813
In Rhode Island, private well owners are responsible for testing and maintaining the quality of their own well water. In order to provide residents with information on private well water testing, treatment, and maintenance, water quality experts from URI and the RI Department of Health will hold a free program on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 6:00–7:00 PM at the Cross Mills Public Library, 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI 02813.
“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 RI Dept. 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 Cross Mills Public Library on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 8 AM and URI will transport them to the State Health Lab for testing.
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