Becoming A MWON Volunteer
Over 3 million people in Pennsylvania get their water from a private water system (well, spring, or cistern.) Families on private water supplies need to be aware of changing water quality issues and the best methods to protect their water supply. Preventing contaminated water supplies is much easier and chapter than dealing with a water quality problem after the fact.
Unlike public drinking water systems, homeowners with private wells do not have assistance with the management of their water supply (including routine maintenance, water testing, and solving water quality and quantity problems.) All private water system owners need to take the time to make sure everything is working correctly and ensure that their water is always healthy to drink.
Protect yourself and your family by having your water tested, and inspect your water system every year. For more information on proper management of private water systems, contact the Master Well Owner Network at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-863-0194.
Interested in Volunteering? Please read the information below. Before filling out an application to become a Master Well Owner, here are a few things that you should know about the program.
Anyone that is interested in learning more about proper location, construction, and maintenance of water wells and is interested in educating others about these topics. Ideal candidates will have their own private water well, spring or cistern.
The Master Well Owner Network trains volunteers through both Saturday workshops and online courses run during each Spring and Fall.
To participate in online training, you must submit and application and be accepted, participate in the course. To be certified as a volunteer, you must view and read course materials, attend to live online class meetings (webinars), and pass a series of exams for each chapter of the course. More details and links are provided below.
Description and links to a past offering of the course are provided below as an example. Updated presentations are sent via email to each class member during the course.