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Katie Buckley
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2019 Private Well Conference – Recorded Live May 21-23, 2019

The 2019 Private Well Conference, held May 21-23, 2019 in Harrisburg, PA, was a national workshop that united the private well community and emphasized the importance of collaboration and partnerships.  

The conference is a one of a kind event with national scope and exclusive focus on private wells. The 126 attendees from 33 states at the two and a half day event included educators, public health professionals, drillers, researchers, and other stakeholders who shared new ideas in outreach and experiences with private wells and private well owners. The conference included 25 presentations, a driller's panel, and twelve 5-minute lightning talks! 

Well Care 101 - Recorded Live on August 22, 2019

In this webinar recording you’ll learn well care best practices and how to ensure the water in your well is safe to drink. The webinar will answer questions such as:

  • How to determine if your water is safe for drinking,
  • Simple best practices for well maintenance, and
  • Solutions to the most common well problems.

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PrivateWellClass.org is a service of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Funding has been provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership. Click here to sign up for our free well care e-course.

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Septic Systems 101 - Recorded Live on July 17, 2019

In this webinar recording you’ll learn about septic system management as part of a larger strategy to protect the water in your private well. Using best practices to maintain your septic system can also keep it in proper working order and prolong its life. The webinar will answer questions such as: 

  • What is safe to flush down your drains,
  • Do you need to put additives in your septic tank, and
  • How to prolong the life of your system.


Click here to sign up for our free well care e-course.

Is My Water Safe to Drink? – Recorded Live on June 19, 2019

In this webinar recording you’ll learn about caring for your private well and best practices to protect your water supply from contamination. The webinar will answer questions such as:

  • How to get your well water tested,
  • What you need to do to take care of your well, and
  • If your well susceptible to contamination.


Click here to sign up for our free well care e-course.

What Environmental Health Professionals Need to Know about Private Wells - Recorded Live on May 29, 2019

This webinar recording discusses private well topics that environmental health professionals might encounter in the field. The webinar will answer questions such as:

  • Challenges and issues that environmental health professionals face,
  • Groundwater, wells, and well owner attitudes, and
  • Gaps between groundwater and health professionals.


Click here to sign up for our free well care e-course.

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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.