Source: AgriLife Today
The Texas Well Owner Network has earned a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 2018 Texas Environmental Excellence award in the category of education.
The Texas Well Owner Network, developed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M University’s Texas Water Resources Institute, helps private well owners learn to protect water resources and properly maintain wells to ensure safe water supplies.
According to the TCEQ, the Texas Environmental Excellence Award is the state’s highest environmental honor and acknowledges achievements in environmental preservation and protection in diverse categories. Award winners will be celebrated at the commission’s Environmental Trade Fair and Conference May 15-16 at the Austin Convention Center.
“The network was designed to deliver a science-based, community-responsive education curriculum for Texas residents who depend on household wells for their water,” said Dr. Diane Boellstorff, AgriLife Extension water resource specialist in the department of soil and crop sciences, College Station. “It focuses on protecting groundwater quality and aquifer integrity.”
Dr. Drew Gholson, Texas Well Owner Network program coordinator and AgriLife Extension program specialist in soil and crop sciences, College Station, said with more than a million private water wells in the state, education and training are essential for ensuring public health and safety.
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