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Protect Your Groundwater Day – September 7, 2021

August 1st, 2021|

We all rely on groundwater in some way, and groundwater relies on us to protect it. Protect Your Groundwater Day  serves as an annual reminder for water well owners to test, tend, and treat their private water systems. NGWA encourages annual inspections of private water systems by certified water well contractors to ensure systems are operating correctly [...]

Homeowner’s Maintenance Checklist: Free Printable Download

May 12th, 2021|

Regular water well system maintenance is important. Knowing and practicing the basics of regular well maintenance can reduce risks to your water supply and prevent costly and inconvenient breakdowns. Properly constructed private water supply systems require little routine maintenance. These simple steps will help protect your system and investment: Always use licensed or certified water [...]

Does My Water Well Need Treatment?

April 7th, 2021|

By Gary L. Hix, R.G., CWD/PI Have you ever asked yourself: “Does my well water need treatment?” The question is not one you can answer if you have not had your water tested recently. You should ask yourself instead: “When was the last time I had my water tested?” If the answer to this question [...]

Some Common Mistakes Well Owners Make Regarding Their Wells and Equipment

March 3rd, 2021|

By Gary L. Hix, R.G., CWD/PI As a private water well contractor and well inspector for many years, I had the opportunity to observe and document a number of mistakes private well owners made to their wells and water systems. Some modifications were almost comical, while others I considered outright dangerous for the homeowner and [...]

How will you speak up for groundwater?

March 2nd, 2021|

  Next week is National Groundwater Awareness Week (March 7-13, 2021) an initiative created by the National Ground Water Association. Any resource taken for granted is a resource at risk of being lost, which is why National Groundwater Awareness Week 2021 to dedicated to advocacy of groundwater safety and protection and increasing its access across [...]

Winterizing Your Well Southern Style

February 22nd, 2021|

By:  Gary L. Hix, R.G., CWD/PI Winterizing a domestic water well means different things in different states. Private well owners in Fairbanks, Alaska, will have pitless adapter well completions with the water outlet pipe set at a depth of nine feet or greater to protect it from freezing. Our wells have above ground completions with [...]