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:
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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: