Questions and Answers
Where do I go to get my water screened”?
There are three options to having your private well water screened.
- Mississippi State Department of Health-Division of On-Site Wastewater
- Online application at www.healthyms.com/wwapply
- Wastewater Call Center at 1-855-220-0192
- Certified Laboratory
- Online at https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,1112,188.html
- Mississippi Well Owner Network program
- a. Direct Line 662.325.1788
- b. Online at http://extension.msstate.edu/natural-resources/water/mswon
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service is promoting a free water sampling campaign in seven Mississippi Delta counties.
Water samples will be analyzed for coliform bacteria and metals. Any Mississippi resident with a private well is eligible to participate. Test kits and detailed sampling instructions will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Participants can pick up sampling bottles April 26 to May 10 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the following MSU Extension county offices:
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi homeowners with private wells have two opportunities to learn how to enhance the quality of their drinking water sources.
The Mississippi Well Owner Network, a program of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, will hold workshops at the Extension offices in Perry County July 15 and at the East Central Community Center in Jackson County July 29. Each workshop begins at 6 p.m.
Private well workshops in four counties this spring will help homeowners improve their drinking water sources.
Private water well owners in Mississippi can get their water screened for bacteria and learn more about how to manage, operate and protect their wells during several upcoming virtual workshops.
Turning on a water faucet typically produces a clear and safe product. If that doesn’t happen, there’s trouble.
Not all water is so delicious that people ask for it to be carried across state lines.
Kate Lartigue of Poplarville is particularly pleased to share her water after attending a Mississippi Well Owner Network workshop offered by the Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Private Well Class.