Household well owner information

Below are two important pieces of information for you and the well owning public that you serve. Please pass this information along to the public and, in the case of the Webinars, I encourage you to register and participate.
 
First, I want to provide you with an update on 3 FREE webinars for household water well owners scheduled for April 2, 9 and 17. Registration links are below.
 
Groundwater Protection: How You Can Protect Your Well Water Quality
April 2nd, 1 p.m. Easter Time
 
Registration link: http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=1035&evt=04022014&t=1394736447031&t=1395171470828
 
Presenter: Tom Christopherson is the program manager for Nebraska’s Water Well Standards and Contractors’ Licensing Program for the Department of Health and Human Services. A licensed water well drilling and pump installation contractor, he has more than 25 years of hands-on field experience, complemented by his 12 years in water regulation enforcement and inspection.
 
In this webinar, you will learn about some of the common causes of preventable groundwater contamination and actions you can take to protect your groundwater-supplied drinking water from contamination.
 
Water Well Maintenance: Where Do You Begin?
April 9th, 1 p.m. Eastern Time
 
Registration link:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=1047&evt=04092014&t=1395175535653
 
Presenter: Gary Hix is a registered geologist, certified well driller and pump installer, and immediate past president of the Arizona Water Well Association.
 
Water wells are expertly engineered systems that sometimes require maintenance. Learn how to stay on top of maintenance needs to protect water quality.
 
 
Water Well Flooding: What Do You Do?
April 17th, 1 p.m. Eastern Time
Registration link:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=1059&evt=04172014&t=1395157535576
 
Presenter: Michael Schnieders is a professional geologist and hydrologist, and senior consultant for Water Systems Engineering in Ottawa, Kansas.
 
In this Webinar, you will learn what to do and not to do if your well is infiltrated by flood waters. You will learn how best to restore your water quality and the functioning of your water well system.
 
Second, I would like to provide you with the news release below that you can redistribute if you like.
 
Thanks!
 
cliff treyens | public awareness director
national ground water association — dedicated to advancing groundwater knowledge
601 dempsey road | westerville, ohio 43081 | usa
800 551.7379 (614 898.7791), x 554 | fax 614 898.7786
www.ngwa.org | www.wellowner.org
 
 
Household water well owners encouraged to use help hotline
 
Household well owners with questions about their water well system, water quality, or well construction can contact an information hotline operated by the National Ground Water Association at 855-420-9355 (855-H20-WELL).
 
The hotline is part of a package of information resources offered by NGWA with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
 
The purpose of the Private Well Owner Hotline is to answer basic water well-related questions. When it comes to specific issues regarding a person’s well system or water quality, the hotline can help guide well owners to the assistance they need.
 
“Ideally, every well owner should have a trusted relationship with a water well contractor who can answer questions and provide service when necessary,” said NGWA Public Awareness Director Cliff Treyens. “If that is not the case, the hotline can guide well owners to the information or assistance they require.”
 
The Private Well Owner Hotline operating hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Time, except national holidays.
 
Among the other information resources being offered through the NGWA website, www.WellOwner.org, are free online well owner lessons and webinars.