Well-plugging demos set for April 20

Marion County Conservation District and Marion County Farm Bureau will be sponsoring demonstrations on plugging abandoned water wells April 20 in Lehigh and Marion.

The first demonstration, involving a hand-dug well, will be held at 9 a.m. at 102 W. Main, Lehigh. The second demonstration, involving a drilled well, will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the northeast corner of the Marion Cemetery.

Bill Fuller of the Kansas Farm Bureau Association will help with the demonstrations.

Plugging abandoned well is important for the protection of groundwater quality and the safety of humans and animals, according to Betty Richmand MCCD district manager.

Cost-share funds for the abandoned water-well plugging projects are made available through the Non Point Cost Share Program.

Other practices available through this program are on-site waste water systems and livestock waste storage systems. For more information, contact the MCCD office at 303 Eisenhower, Marion.

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