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Well Care Videos

Free videos from PrivateWellClass.org

Septic Systems 101 - Recorded Live on July 17, 2018

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.


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.

What Water Testing Labs Need to Know about Private Wells - Recorded Live June 19, 2018

In this webinar recording we will cover what water testing laboratories need to know to answer questions from well owners that go beyond water quality. We'll also cover examples of successful partnership programs and effective educational and outreach tools. The webinar will answer questions such as: 

  • The proper care of a private well,
  • The importance of testing well water, and
  • Deciphering and understanding sample results.


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 Keep your Pump and Pressure Tank in Good Condition

Your pump and pressure tank are important components of your private well system. Keeping these mechanical devices in good condition can help prolong their lifespan and can help prevent bigger and more expensive problems.



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.

Is My Water Safe to Drink? – Recorded Live May 15, 2018

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.


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.

Septic System Basics

Septic systems are used to treat the waste from your home. This video explains the common components of septic system and an overview of how it functions. Failure to properly maintain any portion of this system can lead to a number of problems, including septic system failure, among others.



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.