Being on the steering committee for the Village Creek-Lake Arlington Watershed Protection Plan has its perks….
- register to attend TWON,
- pick up a FREE test kit,
- watch an online video of how to obtain your sample,
- the night before or the day of take your sample and
- bring to Crowley Recreation Center on 8/18/16 and pay $10 to have it analyzed for nitrates, total dissolved solids, and bacteria.
One scarey thing I have learned is that the headwaters originate in Johnson County albeit dry and not much flowing going on….the flow goes north FYI.
Here is the email I received, please let others with water wells know about this ….
Tarrant County AgriLife Extension and Trinity River Authority invite you to attend the Texas Well Owner Network (TWON) Workshop for the Village Creek-Lake Arlington Watershed and surrounding communities. This workshop is for anyone interested in private water well management and for those interested in learning about ways to improve and protect their community’s water resources. The workshop will provide participants with information about groundwater resources, septic system maintenance, water well maintenance/construction, and water quality and treatment.
August 18, 2016
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Crowley Recreation Center
405 South Oak Street
Crowley, TX 76036
The event itself is free and open to the public. Participants who would like to have their water tested can pick up a kit containing two sampling containers and collection instructions at one
of the following locations:
- Tarrant County AgriLife Extension Office – 200 Taylor St. in Fort Worth
- Johnson County Extension Office – 1 North Main St. #309 in Cleburne
- Crowley Recreation Center – 405 South Oak St. in Crowley
- TRA General Office – 5300 South Collins St. in Arlington
Participants may bring their water samples to the workshop. The cost of analysis will be $10, due when the sample is turned in. Samples will be analyzed for nitrates, total dissolved solids, and bacteria. Participants are asked to collect samples within 24 hours before the workshop to ensure accurate results. A short video showing proper sample collection can be found here: http://twon.tamu.edu/well-informed/instructional-video/.
You can register for the training online at twon.tamu.edu/training. Make sure you select the proper course, ‘August 18, 2016 Crowley Training’ from the drop-down box. For more information about the watershed and updates on this and future meetings, check out the project homepage at http://www.trinityra.org/lakearlingtonvillagecreek.
See y’all there,
Village Creek-Lake Arlington
Trinity River Authority of Texas
(817) 493-5581 (office)
(979) 255-9793 (mobile)
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