Parker County well water screenings will be on Oct. 22, 2014

After one East Parker County was seen on television lighting his somehow flammable well water recently, it might be a good time to get your water tested.

The Texas Well Owner Network screenings will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices for Parker, Jack, Montague and Palo Pinto counties in conjunction with the Texas Water Resources Institute.

The Weatherford Democrat says Parker County screenings will be on Oct. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the AgriLife Extension office, 604 N. Main St., Suite 200, Weatherford. For more information, call 817-598-6168.

For area residents to have their well water tested, they must pick up a sample bag and sampling instructions from their AgriLife Extension office.

The cost is $10 per sample. Samples must be turned in by 10 a.m. on the day of the screening. Samples will be screened for common contaminants, including fecal coliform bacteria, nitrates and high salinity.

To learn more about programs offered through the Texas Well Owner Network or to find additional publications and resources, go to

Support for the Texas Well Owner Network program is provided through Clean Water Act nonpoint source funding from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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