Oklahoma Well Owner Network Set to Host Water Screening

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Poteau, Okla. – The Oklahoma Water Resources Center is set to conduct well water analysis for citizens in Le Flore County. Samples will be accepted at the Patrick Lynch Public Library from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26th. The results of the tests will be provided directly to citizens.

Well owners who would like to have their well water analyzed for free are encouraged to contact the Le Flore County Extension Office for information on how to collect a sample. The purpose of the well water screening is to help well owners better understand and safeguard their drinking water quality.

“In 2018, we surveyed citizens across Oklahoma on what their biggest water resource concerns were,” said Kevin Wagner, Oklahoma Water Resource Center Director. “Consistently across the state, Oklahoman’s key concern was drinking water quality."

“This program helps begin addressing this concern by helping citizens relying on a private well to get their well water screened for key contaminants and then provide them with information on how to address any concerns identified,” said Jeff Sadler, Oklahoma State University Assistant Professor and Water Resources Extension Specialist.

Water samples will be screened for nitrates, total dissolved solids, pH and bacteria. This program is brought to you free of charge by the Le Flore County Extension Office and Patrick Lynch Public Library, with financial support provided by the Oklahoma Water Resources Center. We encourage you to bring in your samples and attend this event.

Here’s a video instruction on how to collect a sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fhbLAuldWo

For more information about Oklahoma Well Owner Network, visit our website: https://water.okstate.edu/our-work/oklahoma-well-owner-network.html

CONTACT:  Liana Jones  918-413-4310 liana.jones@okstate.edu

 

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