Well Awareness Courses

The GLWQD periodically conducts Well Awareness Courses.  The purpose of these informational short courses is to educate private well owners on best practices for protecting their drinking water quality and how to care for their septic system to ensure functionality.

Whether you are a homeowner or a resident, these courses will teach you what you need to know to protect the health of your family and to protect our shared water resources.

Please check back to this page in spring of 2020 to find out about the next set of courses offered.

Examples of course content include:

Intro courses cover the following: groundwater basics, septic system maintenance basics, yearly well inspection, yearly water quality testing, where and how to test, what to test for, and more.

Advanced courses cover the following: groundwater basics, septic system maintenance basics, water rights, yearly well inspection and how to conduct a well assessment, identifying potential contamination sources, finding well logs, plumbing and water quality, yearly water quality testing, where and how to test, what to test for, and more.