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In the coming months, WellOwner.org will offer a series of free Webinars and short online lessons on how to keep your drinking water supply safe. These Webinars and lessons will be available 24-7 to provide you guidance about common concerns such as:

  • How do I test my water?
  • Do I need to treat my water?
  • How do I get my well fixed?
  • How do I protect my groundwater?
  • What do I do if my well floods?
  • What about testing my water near hydraulic fracturing?
  • How do I approach getting a new well?

    

Archived Webinars


Providing Household Well Owner Education Using Low-Cost Strategies
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Presenter: Cliff Treyens is public awareness director for the National Ground Water Association. For nearly 11 years, Treyens has been responsible for conducting a national public awareness program on a small budget.

In this webinar, you will learn how to develop and implement public awareness strategies to reach the domestic well owner using existing resources or by maximizing the impact of minimal expenditures.


 

Water Well Construction: What Do I Need to Know?
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Presenter: Jeffrey W. Williams is vice president of Spafford and Sons Water Wells in Vermont. A member of the National Ground Water Association’s Board of Directors, he is certified as a Master Groundwater Contractor and a Certified Vertical Closed Loop Driller.

In this webinar, you will learn some basics about water well construction and practical steps you can take as you seek to get a water well system installed.


Testing Your Well Water in Proximity to Hydraulic Fracturing
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Presenter: Dr. Robert Puls is Director of the Oklahoma Water Survey and Associate Professor in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences at the University of Oklahoma. He was employed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in Ada, Oklahoma for almost 25 years at the Ground Water and Ecosystems Restoration Division of the National Risk Management Research Laboratory. He was the Technical Lead for the ongoing National USEPA Study on Hydraulic Fracturing and Drinking Water Resources prior to his retirement in early 2012.

In this webinar, you will learn guidelines for conducting 1) baseline testing of your well water before hydraulic fracturing activity begins, and 2) post-hydraulic fracturing water testing. You also will learn the basics of the hydraulic fracturing process, including chemicals used, and how various states are approaching well water testing in relation to hydraulic fracturing.


Water Well Flooding: What Do You Do?
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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 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.


Water Well Maintenance: Where Do You Begin?
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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 requires maintenance. Learn how to stay on top of maintenance needs to protect water quality.


Groundwater Protection: How You Can Protect Your Well Water Quality
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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.



Testing Your Well Water: Where Do You Begin?

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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 every well owner should test for and how to determine what is locally occurring and worthy of testing.


Treating Well Water: Where Do You Begin?
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Presenter: Gary Hix is a registered geologist, certified well driller and pump installer, and immediate past president of the Arizona Water Well Association.

There is no one-size-fits-all water treatment system. This Webinar will help you learn some key fundamentals in selecting the right water treatment system to protect your water quality.


Free Online Lessons

1) Testing Your Well Water: What should I test for?
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2) Testing Your Well Water: Getting a Test, Interpreting Results
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3) Treating Your Well Water: Contaminants That Present a Health Risk and Other Problems
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4) Arsenic in Well Water: What Is It and What Do You Do?
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5) Bacteria in Well Water: What Is It and What Do You Do?
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6) Nitrate in Well Water: What Is It and What Do You Do?
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7) Radon in Well Water: What Is It and What Do You Do?
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8) Water Well Maintenance: How You Can Protect Your Water Supply
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9) Groundwater Protection: How You Can Protect Your Well Water Quality
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10) Water Well Flooding: What Do You Do?
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11) Water Well Construction: What Do I Need to Know?
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12) Testing Your Well Water in Proximity to Hydraulic Fracturing
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13) Abandoned Water Wells: What are the Risks to My Well Water?
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14) Finding a Water Well Professional: Protecting Your Drinking Water Supply
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15) Using Well Water Wisely: Preserving & Protecting Your Drinking Water Supply
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