Extension Service Notes

The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a water well screening March 8 from 8:30–10am March 8 at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau Office. It offers rural residents the opportunity to have their well water screened. For sampling information, contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Lampasas County, 409 South Pecan St., Suite 102, in Lampasas.

A meeting explaining screening results will be held at 6pm, March 9 at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau office. Area residents wanting to have their well water screened should pick up a sample bag, bottle and instructions from the AgriLife Extension office in Lampasas County. Bottles and bags will be available at least a week before the turn-in date.

The samples must be turned in by 10am on the day of the screening. Samples will be screened for common contaminants, including total coliform bacteria, E. coli, nitrate-nitrogen and salinity.