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Community Well Water Education Program

Well water education programs are organized for Wisconsin communities to learn about local groundwater quality and water safety of individual homeowner wells. Programs offer participants a convenient opportunity to test water from their private wells for some of the most common health-related contaminants and other water quality concerns.
"By testing as a community, the results become an important tool to understand the quality of the local groundwater resource." 
Water test results are handed back at an educational program presented by UW-Extension water quality specialists. By the end of the program participants will have:
  • Gained a better understanding of the safety of their water supply
  • Have increased knowledge of local geology and groundwater movement
  • Understand the processes and practices that may cause groundwater contamination
  • Increased understanding of local groundwater quality
  • Learn about practices that can improve or protect groundwater quality  

Organizing a Well Water Education Program

Programs are generally organized in partnership with county UW-Extension faculty and local governments at a town level; however, other arrangements can be made. The following document is a guide on organizing a community drinking water program:

If you are interested in organizing a program in your community please plan ahead. Depending on availability programs generally need to be arranged at least 6 months in advance. To find out more information about this program contact Kevin Masarik at (715)346-4276 or email him at


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