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 .