The Private Well Conference - A National Workshop on Private Well Issues

Tuesday, December 5, 2017: 1:40 p.m.
102 A (Music City Center)
Steven D. Wilson , Illinois State Water Survey at the Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Jennifer Wilson , Illinois Water Resources Center, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

On May 23-25, 2017 the University of Illinois Private Well Class program hosted the first National Private Well Workshop for sanitarians, drillers, scientists, public health officials, educators, and other professionals. Over 110 experts, educators, and industry professionals attended and listened to nearly 40 presentations related to private well issues, outreach, education, challenges, industry perspectives, and partnering opportunities. Topics covered included well owner outreach and education, lead in private water systems, well construction issues, well owner concerns and questions, industry perspectives, laboratory concerns and testing, changing private well regulations, best practices, springs as water supplies, online tools, and the future of private well education, outreach, and public health protection. The most important issues identified, solutions offered, lessons learned, and successes presented at the conference will be shared in this presentation.
Steven D. Wilson, Illinois State Water Survey at the Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Steve Wilson is a groundwater hydrologist at the Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois. Wilson has been involved in numerous groundwater assessment projects dealing with both groundwater quantity and quality issues. He manages WaterOperator.org, which provides free resources and support for small water and wastewater system operators, and PrivateWellClass.org, a free online class and education program for private well owners and very small water systems. Wilson holds and MS in Civil Engineering and a BS in Ag Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



Jennifer Wilson, Illinois Water Resources Center, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Jennifer Wilson is the lead for WaterOperator.org and PrivateWellClass.org's online communication and social media marketing activities, as well as supporting the website's content development. She brings expertise in developing programs for sustainable small systems with the U.S. EPA's drinking water program as well as experience in marketing public programs, Internet education, and project management. Wilson holds an M.S. in soil and water science from the University of California, Riverside.


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