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Well Care Videos

Free videos from PrivateWellClass.org

Septic Systems - Recorded Live on April 30, 2015

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 answers questions such as:
  • Effects of adding chemicals, bleach, and other additives to a septic system,
  • Finding a professional to inspect and maintain the septic system, and
  • Removing tree roots and managing livestock around your septic system and drainfield.


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.

How to Find Local Information - Recorded Live on October 30, 2014

In this webinar recording you’ll learn how to find local resources for well information and assistance. The webinar will answer questions such as:
  • Methods for finding  well logs, records, and information about your well,
  • Finding well drillers, contractors, and financial help programs, and
  • When to sample, what to sample for, and best practices to protect your well system.


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.

Protecting Well Water from Contamination - Recorded Live on August 19, 2014

In this webinar recording, you’ll learn how water is stored in the ground, how geology affects water’s movement and availability, and how water level is affected when pumping. We’ll also discuss contaminants and how they move through groundwater. The webinar will answer questions such as:
  • How often shock chlorination should be performed
  • How to determine where bacteria in a private well is coming from, and
  • Where a new well should be installed on a parcel of land and its ideal depth.


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.

Well Sampling & Results Interpretation - Recorded Live on July 22, 2014

In this webinar recording you’ll learn how to take a private well water sample and understand the results of a laboratory analysis. The webinar will answer questions such as:
  • How to properly collect a water sample for laboratory analysis and understanding your results,
  • How often to test your water, and
  • How to deal with and prevent silt, dissolved solids, and salt water intrusion.


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.

Water Quality & Your Private Well - Recorded Live on August 27, 2013

In this webinar recording you’ll learn what affects water quality and how you can test your private well water. The webinar will answer questions such as:
  • Common groundwater quality issues and source water protection,
  • Sampling your well and interpreting laboratory results, and
  • Determining water treatment solutions.


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.