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Private Well Drinking Water Forum October 23, 6:30 PM Southbury Town Hall

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Do you know where your well water comes from and how your well operates? How about what water quality issues you should be aware of and how you would go about testing for them? To learn about these matters and others pertaining to protecting your family’s health, the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition (PRWC) is hosting a workshop on Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30 PM at Southbury Town Hall. This program is being presented free-of-charge through the generous support of the Southbury Community Trust Fund and the Connecticut Community Foundation. Commenting on the forum, PRWC’s executive director Len DeJong offers that: “This program will provide for a meaningful, quick snapshot of information that is vitally important to public health. Private wells are often misunderstood and their operation is taken for granted and without the proper care and knowledge critical to assuring safe drinking water. The goal of this forum is to help private well owners better understand the issues and share resources that are available to assist them in the future.” PRWC will open the workshop with “Well Water 101”, an overview of well water information that includes well water sources, the types of wells and pumping equipment along with treatment systems. Other presenters include the Connecticut Department of Public Health Private Well Program, who will discuss water quality issues and testing recommendations, along with the Pomperaug District Department of Health (PDDH), who will present on local issues of importance and how PDDH can be of assistance and a resource to private well owners. Each presentation will run for approximately 20 minutes with time thereafter for questions and the opportunity to then meet with these presenters along with local well water experts exhibiting at the forum. For additional information about the Private Well Drinking Water Forum, please visit PRWC’s website at or by calling their office at 203/263-0076.

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