Real, Edwards counties to offer water well screening, results clinic

LEAKEY/ROCKSPRINGS — A multi-county water-well screening and results program will be offered through the Texas AgriLife Extension Service offices in Real and Edwards counties and the Real Edwards Conservation and Reclamation District.

Texas AgriLife Extension Service offices in Real and Edwards counties will offer a multi-county water-well screening and results clinic from May 15 - 17. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo)

One Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education unit will be offered in laws and regulations for results clinic participation.  

Program participants must pick up a water sample kit before May 15 at the Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Real or Edwards County, then collect a well-water sample and return it to that office in person before 9 a.m. on either May 15 or 16.

The address for the AgriLife Extension office for Real County is 101 Market Street in Leakey. The address for the AgriLife Extension office for Edwards County is 400 Main Street in Rocksprings.

“Well-water samples will be tested for common contaminants such as bacteria and nitrates, as well as the level of salinity,” said Travis Helm, AgriLife Extension agent for Real County. “Because private well-owners are responsible for monitoring their water quality, they are often at greater risk for exposure to compromised water quality.”

Helm said individuals providing samples may receive their results May 17 at the Real Edwards Conservation and Reclamation District office, 104 East 4th Street in Campwood. The results clinic will begin at 6 p.m.

Registration for the program is $10. For more information, contact either Helm in Real County at 830-232-6673, tjhelm@ag.tamu.edu; or Sam Silvers in Edwards County at 830-683-4310,  gssilvers@ag.tamu.edu .

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