Ask-An-Expert Open House and Water Well Checkup

The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District is sponsoring an upcoming Ask-An-Expert Open House and Water Well Checkup.  Both are happening on

Thursday, April 16 at District Headquarters, 1124 Regal Row, Austin, Texas 78748.

Ask-An-Expert Open House, 11am-1pm:

Everyone is welcome to come to the Ask-An-Expert Open House during the lunch hours that day, 11am-1pm.  There is a GREAT line up of experts to talk with….

  • Water Treatment (Absolute Water)
  • Septic System Maintenance (Agrilife Extension)
  • Gardening (Travis County Master Gardeners)
  • Tree Care (Texas Heritage Tree Care)
  • Water Quality Testing (Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center Water Quality Lab)
  • Hydrogeology (BSEACD staff)

Water Well Checkup, 10am-4pm:

Well owners in the District can pre-register and pick up supplies from now until the day before the checkup.  The first 50 well owners will be able to bring in their water samples on Thursday, April 16 between 10am-4pm to have water screened for pH, nitrate, salinity, and bacteria.  After hours dropoff available starting 5pm Wednesday.  Samples must be taken less than 24 hours before they are analyzed to give reliable results.

Because this service is being provided free of charge, it is limited to the first 50 people to pre-register and pick up sampling supplies and instructions.  We are about half way full at the time of this email.  The water quality lab that will be running the bacteria samples will be on site with additional supplies the day of the screening, if you are interested in testing for other constituents or if there are no more slots available for the free screening.