Water Quality Water Quality




The health of any community is dependent on good water quality. The Marion County Soil & Water Conservation District was created to help promote water quality for our county and we do this in a variety of ways.


To help you find ways to help improve water quality we have developed a number of informational fact sheets to help you get the information you need to make wise decisions about your land. Click the links below for more information:


Erosion Control for Streambanks


Stream Restoration 


Vegetative Stream Stabilization


Filter Strips


Water Edge Enhancements


Lake and Pond Management websites






Clear Choices for Clean Water  http://www.clearchoicescleanwater.org/  is a central Indiana campaign to increase awareness about choices we make and the impact they have on our streams and lakes. Sign up today to make a difference in central Indiana.



Free Online Class for Homeowners with Well Water


Do you have a well?  Then you may be interested in the free online Private Well Class, coming to a computer near you! The Private Well Class is designed to help a homeowner better understand how to properly care for their water well, to ensure their water remains safe to drink. By understanding the basic science of water wells and following best practices to maintain and protect your water supply, this class will provide the tools you need to ensure a safe water supply and help extend the life of your well.


The following topics will be covered in the ten part email course:


Understanding how groundwater moves and gets into your well


How water gets from your well to your faucet


Basics of well construction and the type of well you have


How groundwater and wells get contaminated


Common operations issues for well owners


How to care for and maintain your well, pump, and infrastructure


Testing your well water and ensuring water is safe to drink


Understanding test results and fixing water quality problems


Understanding regulations that affect you


What to do in an emergency or equipment failure


Where to find help and get questions answered locally



The lessons will be reinforced by monthly webinars you can attend as often as you wish, even after the emailed class materials have ended. For more information on the Private Well Class, including how to register, please visit their website: 


http://privatewellclass.org/Home/tabid/100/Default.aspx .