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Cullman-Blount Well Water Quality Workshop

November 14, 2023 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Cullman-Blount Well Water Quality Workshop

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, from 6 – 7:30 PM CT

Hanceville Civic Center (902 Commercial St, Hanceville, AL 35077)

Hosted by: Alabama Private Well Program, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, in partnership with the Geological Survey of AL.

Intended audience: Private Drinking Well Owners

Cost: Free

The workshop will cover:

  • Basics of well water testing and well stewardship
  • How to test your well water
  • How to interpret test results
  • How to select treatment options/types of treatment (basics)

If you are having specific mechanical issues with your well system, you will also be given contacts for treatment specialists and certified well/pump installers in the area. We will spend the majority of the time discussing water quality topics about well water.

Tentative Workshop Schedule:
6:00 PM – Sign in, welcome, and program introduction
6:10 PM – Basics of well owner stewardship
6:20 PM – Groundwater of Cullman and Blount Counties
6:40 PM – Contamination of groundwater
7:00 PM – Bacterial testing, interpreting test results, and recommended treatment
7:20 PM – Questions
7:30 PM – Adjourn

Register by November 10 at aub.ie/hancevillewells

A free educational bacteria screening is available to the first 20 registrants who pick up sample bottles. Supplies are limited and only 20 bottles are available.

You will need to collect your sample container from either of the Extension offices listed below by November 10, 2023. CALL BEFORE DRIVING TO EITHER EXTENSION OFFICE TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE BOTTLES. 

Two pick-up locations are offered for your convenience:

The Cullman County Extension Office is located at
402 Arnold St., NE Suite G-1, Cullman County Office Building Cullman, AL 35055
Office hours are from 8:00 – 12:00; 12:30-4:30 Monday through Friday
Call (256) 737-9386 for questions.

The Blount County Extension Office is located at
1000 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 405B, Oneonta, AL 35121
Office hours are from 8:00 – 12:00; 12:30-4:30 Monday through Friday
(205) 274-2129 for questions.

The day of the workshop, plan to take a water sample. Details about collecting a sample are located in a packet sent upon registration. If possible, this sample should not be taken before 3 PM on the day of the workshop. The samples must be run within 24 hours of collection, so it is important to label your sample container with the date and time of collection. Bring your sample container and the water questionnaire (sent upon registration) to the workshop.

Only your name, email, phone number, and mailing address are required to register for this event. We ask for optional information so we can better understand our effectiveness in serving all Alabama citizens and for reporting general, anonymous statistics to our federal and state funders. We do not share any specific information you provide. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University) is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Everyone is welcome! Please let us know if you have accessibility needs.


November 14, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM