Water Tips and Facts

Of the 1.7million households using individual wells, 92 percent also use septic tanks -- a combination that can bring problems unless both are designed and operated properly.

Virginia Master Well Owner Network

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VAMWON volunteers in Richmond

What is the Virginia Master Well Owner Network (VAMWON)? The VAMWON consists of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Agents and volunteers trained in the proper design, management, and maintenance of private water supply systems (springs, wells, and cisterns). VAMWON VCE Agents organize and conduct county-based drinking water clinics and serve as local experts for clients with household water quality concerns. VAMWON volunteers reach out to private water system owners in a variety of ways, ranging from speaking to local community groups to informal discussions with friends and neighbors. The development of VAMWON enables VCE Agents and volunteers to work together to inform Virginians dependent on private water systems about water testing, water treatment, and system maintenance.

Interested in VAMWON? Check out our upcoming events page to see if a training workshop is scheduled near you.

Have a question for a Master Well Owner near you?

Not from Virginia? Become a part of the Pennsylvania or Mid-Atlantic Regional Master Well Owner Network (WV, DE, or MD).