Clean Water Testing EventProject led by Morgan County Health Department
About the project.
Morgan County Health Department (MCHD) is seeking funding for a private water system (PWS) screening event that will be free-of-charge to residents of Morgan County who utilize a PWS at home (such as potable water wells, ponds, springs, cisterns and hauled water storage tanks).
Given that about 1,588 Morgan County households, or 3,811 individuals, utilize a PWS, MCHD feels that this event is necessary to elevate the health and wellbeing of those who use a PWS in their everyday lives. During the event, community members will be asked to bring a sample of their water to be tested on-site for common contaminants. Partner agencies and specialized MCHD staff will be available to help folks interpret their results and give recommendations for treatment options and next-steps.
Funds will be used to develop and print easy-to-read and relevant educational materials, such as flyers, brochures, and magnets. These materials will give community members valuable information they can use for the rest of the life of their PWS. The hope is that by offering free screening services and education, community members will be empowered to maintain a healthy system for years to come.
FAO staff comments.
Access to clean, healthy water is a human right. The Morgan County Health Department hopes to empower residents through education to maintain their private water systems, ensuring healthy water for themselves and their families.