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Well Care Videos

Groundwater and Well Construction 101 – Recorded Live on May 10, 2022

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In this recorded webinar, you’ll learn about how water moves through the ground to your well and how well construction can increase contamination vulnerability. The webinar will answer questions such as:

  • Types of wells and well construction,
  • The basic components of a well system, and
  • Water treatment options.

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Private Domestic Wells: Determining the Density by Census Block and Understanding Potential Sources of Contamination – Recorded Live on March 9, 2022

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The U.S. EPA has developed the data and a new tool to determine the density of private domestic wells (PDWs) by census block - Private Domestic Well Map. This provides the most comprehensive understanding and highest spatial resolution of PDWs through using publicly available state well drill logs and the latest census data on housing units. This data is vital to those concerned with the water quality and quantity of private domestic wells. This data shows there has been growth in the reliance on PDWs in the US with 17 per cent of the population, or 23 million housing units, reliant on PDWs. The presentation will:

  • address the density of PDWs,
  • provide a brief demonstration of the tool,
  • provide a better understanding of potential sources of contamination to the PDWs, and
  • address the implications of climate change impacts, particularly flooding.

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What Environmental Health Professionals Need to Know about Private Wells - Recorded Live on February 17, 2022

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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.

What Environmental Health Professionals Need to Know about Private Wells - Recorded Live on September 23, 2021

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.

2021 Private Well Conference – Recorded Virtually May 25-27, 2021

The 2021 Private Well Conference, held May 25-27, 2021 virtually, was our 3rd national conference 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. Private well professionals in attendance included drillers, federal agencies, state and local government, regulators, researchers, laboratories, cooperative extension, educators, and groundwater industry professionals. There were 174 attendees from 42 states at the three day virtual event. The conference included 19 presentations, a driller's panel, a laboratory panel, a flash mastermind event, and ten 5-minute lightning talks!  
 
This is the 3rd National Private Well conference, and the 2017 and 2019 Private Well Conference presentations are also available online.