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Burnet County well owners can have their water tested during a Texas Well Owners Network screening workshop at 1 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Burnet County AgriLife Extension Office, 607 N. Vandeveer in Burnet. 

“The program was established to help well owners become familiar with Texas groundwater resources, septic system maintenance, well maintenance and construction, and water quality and treatment,” Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist Joel Pigg said in a media statement. “It allows them to learn more about how to improve and protect their community water resources.”

For $15 per sample, well water will be tested for the presence of contaminants such as coliform bacteria, E. coli, and high levels of nitrate-nitrogen and salinity.

Well owners who wish to participate will have to turn in their valid well water samples from 8:30-10 a.m. Feb. 9 to the Burnet County AgriLife Extension Office or the Central Texas Groundwater Conservation District office, 225 S. Pierce St. in Burnet. 

Samples must be in designated sampling bags and bottles that can be obtained at the AgriLife office or the Groundwater Conservation District office during regular hours. 

The Burnet County Agrilife Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Central Texas Groundwater Conservation District is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For questions regarding the sampling process or to learn more about the Texas Well Owners Network, contact Pigg at 979-845-1461 or