Texas Well Owner Network

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Over 1,000,000 private water wells in Texas provide water to citizens in rural areas and increasingly to those living in small acreages at the growing rural-urban interface. Private well owners are independently responsible for monitoring the quality of their wells and are at a greater risk for exposure to compromised water quality.  Private water wells have a greater risk for exposure to compromised water quality than publicly monitored wells, with nitrate and coliform bacteria being the most common contaminants.

The Texas Well Owner Network (TWON) program is an educational training offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in cooperation with the Texas Water Resources Institute and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) and other partner agencies and organizations.  The TWON program is for Texas residents who depend on household wells for their water needs.  This TWON program informs private well owners about potential pollutant sources and what steps can be taken to lessen potential impacts from pollution sources.

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