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

 

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Filed Under: Mississippi Well Owner Network June 7, 2021

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.

Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Healthy Homes Initiative, Mississippi Well Owner Network March 25, 2021

 Private well workshops in four counties this spring will help homeowners improve their drinking water sources.

Filed Under: Natural Resources, Water, Mississippi Well Owner Network August 24, 2020

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.

Filed Under: Water, Mississippi Well Owner Network, Water Quality July 26, 2018

Private well workshops in four counties this fall will help homeowners improve their drinking water sources.

Filed Under: Community, Mississippi Well Owner Network, Rural Water Association, Water Quality September 15, 2017

BATESVILLE, Miss. -- Private well owners in seven Delta counties can get water samples pH tested and screened for bacteria and lead at an educational workshop in Batesville. 

The Mississippi State University Extension Service is cohosting a free well-owner workshop at the Extension office in Panola County Oct. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Residents of Panola, Tallahatchie, Sunflower, Bolivar, Leflore, Quitman and Coahoma counties can get their private well water screened for free. The workshop is open to all well owners. Attendance is not required to participate in the water testing.  

Success Stories

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Natural Resources, Water, Mississippi Well Owner Network, Water Quality
Volume 6 Number 1

Turning on a water faucet typically produces a clear and safe product. If that doesn’t happen, there’s trouble.

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Mississippi Well Owner Network
Volume 3 Number 3

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. 

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