Safe Wells Brazoria County Project
The Brazoria County Medical Reserve Corps, under the direction of the Homeland Preparedness Project and because of a generous grant from Americares, will begin to gather water samples from personal water wells in Brazoria County to be tested (free of charge) for coliform and E. coli bacteria. These are water wells that were affected by the 2017 flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Our teams will begin sampling personal water wells in Brazoria County communities during March, April, May and will conclude the end of June 2018. This is a very aggressive schedule with limited time.
The Brazoria County Medical Reserve Corps will visit communities to gather water samples, which will then be delivered to the Brazoria County Water Lab for testing. After the samples have been tested, the results will be sent to the resident(s). If the sample is negative, nothing further will be required by the resident(s).
If the sample comes back positive for contaminates, the resident(s) will be contacted, and they will be informed of the type of contaminate found. A second sample will be obtained and sent in for testing. The results will then be sent to the resident(s). If the second sample results are positive, the resident(s) will again be informed of the type of contaminate and instructions given on what steps must be taken by the resident(s) to make the water well safe. After the well has been treated per the Brazoria County Water Lab directions, a third sample will be taken.
If residents would like to collect their own samples and turn them in for testing, they will need to contact the Brazoria County Water Lab for sample bottles and instructions.
Brazoria County Water Lab
409 East Orange
Angleton, TX 77515
For the water lab hours of operation and directions for collecting water samples, please go to: http://brazoriacountytx.gov/departments/health-department/water-lab
Homeland Preparedness Project Website: http://www.homelandpreparedness.org Email Michelle at: firstname.lastname@example.org