New Resource Available for Well Owners in Alabama

by | Mar 7, 2023 | Outreach

Why Webinars?

Thousands of Alabama residents rely on private water systems for water used for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and bathing. With well ownership comes a specific set of responsibilities, because private well owners are responsible for the maintenance, testing, and treatment of their own water system. To assist with this, the AUWRC is offering a series of 30-minute long webinars for homeowners to learn more about what it means to be a well owner in Alabama.

Join Online

When: Every third Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. CT

Where: Online via Zoom, an online video presentation format


Registration is free, but required to attend this webinar series. The Zoom meeting number and link will be provided upon completion of the online registration. Visit to register.

New to Zoom? Visit the Zoom website to watch a video that will help you prepare to attend.

Dates and Topics

March 29: Well Water Webinar I – Groundwater Basics

During this session you will learn about the following:

  • The hydrologic cycle
  • The basics of groundwater in Alabama
  • How to find groundwater resources

April 19: Well Water Webinar II – Well Water Quality & Testing

During this session you will learn about the following:

  • Drinking water guidelines
  • Common sources and forms of contamination
  • How to get well water tested
  • How to interpret well water test results

May 10: Well Water Webinar III – Well Water Treatment

During this session you will learn about the following:

  • Protocols for selecting treatment devices
  • Common forms of treatment
  • How to find resources for treatment options

Take the Survey

Did you participate in a Well Water Webinar? Extension wants to hear from you! Take just a minute or two to fill out the short survey below and provide feedback. These surveys not only help better water resources programs, but also help determine federal and state funding. This funding allows Extension to continue providing affordable, research-based education to more families. Take the survey.

About the Alabama Private Well Program

The Alabama Private Well Program (APWP) started in 2020 to deliver education and materials to well owners across Alabama. Part of the initiative includes educational workshops intended to educate communities about water testing options for private well owners while also introducing groundwater basics, best practices for well care, and resources on well water testing in the region. Resources on how to sample private wells, how to interpret sample results, and what individuals can do to protect their well and its source water from contamination are shared during these events. Well owners are also able to ask questions and meet well water contacts in Alabama.

Want to learn more? Check out the Alabama Private Well Program Online Course or Owning a Private Well in Alabama Handbook!


More Information

If you have questions about this webinar, contact Jessica Curl, APWP Coordinator. For resources and upcoming events, visit the Alabama Extension calendar or


Auburn University Water Resources Center
ALFA Agricultural Services and Research Building
961 S Donahue Drive
Auburn, AL 36840