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Flood-impacted private well support event in Nowata

  • Nowata County Conservation District 1125 E. Cherokee Ave Nowata, OK, 74048 (map)

What: This is a come-and-go information opportunity for private well owners in areas impacted by recent floods.

Who: The Nowata County Conservation District is partnering with the Oklahoma Conservation Commission (OCC) and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) for this event. The OCC’s Blue Thumb program staff will provide educational information to support citizens in post-flood recovery of their private wells in Nowata and surrounding counties.  The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) is offering free bacteria testing for private wells submerged in flood water. 

When and where: Come-and-go information opportunity, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, June 20 at the Nowata County Conservation District, 1125 E. Cherokee Ave, Nowata, OK, 74048. 

Also: Blue Thumb staff will be on site to hand out sample containers and instructions on well disinfection from ODEQ and coordinate receipt of samples at a later date. 

For more information, please contact: Patty Underhill, Nowata County Conservation District Secretary, 918-273-1100, or Rebecca Bond, Blue Thumb Program Director, 405-522-4735. Or go to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality’s page providing storm recovery information, including private well support: http://www.deq.state.ok.us/severeweather2019.htm