Your Instructor:



Steve Wilson
Groundwater Hydrologist

Steve Wilson is a 30-year veteran of the Illinois State Water Survey. Most of his research has been related to groundwater quantity and quality issues in the sand and gravel aquifers of Illinois. He authored the curriculum for our (free!) flagship e-course.

What Well Owners Need to Know about Lead in Drinking Water

Lead is harmful to health, especially for children. EPA and CDC agree there is no safe level of lead in a child's blood. In this free 90-minute webinar hosted by The Private Well Class' Steve Wilson, you'll learn how lead can enter drinking water in homes with private wells and what to do next if you suspect your family is at risk. Topics covered will include:

  • Sources of lead in the home and consequences of exposure,
  • Why and when lead is likely to leach from plumbing materials, and 
  • Best practices for reducing the risk of lead in drinking water.

Dan Webb, director of the ISWS Public Service Lab, and Chuck Curtiss, head of the Institutional Water Treatment Program for Illinois, will be participating to answer attendee questions.

Next Session: TBD
Note: Upon registration you will be presented with an opportunity to submit questions to be answered live on the webinar. We may not have time to answer every question or those submitted within 48 hours of the event. You may also ask questions during the webinar.

The Private Well Class is a collaboration between the Rural Community Assistance Partnership and the University of Illinois, through the Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois Water Resources Center, and funded by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.