Yavapai Small Acreage
Do you live in a rural area? Do you have a well? Do you have animals? Are you wondering what you can do to make your acreage productive for you? You might be interested in workshops that we periodically hold for Yavapai County residents.
Examples of workshops:
- Beginning Farmers workshops are for those who are interested in starting their own business growing vegetables and/or other specialty crops.
- Private Well Owner workshops provide information about: geology and aquifers, regulations, well registration, well operation and maintenance, naturally occurring contaminants, when and how to sample well water, and home treatment options for your well water.
Please let us know if you are interested in receiving information when the next workshops are scheduled - Mary Barnes firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn how to use rainwater that would otherwise runoff or evaporate. Passive rainwater harvesting involves slowing down runoff allowing it to infiltrate the ground. Active rainwater harvesting stores water for later use.
Rainwater Harvesting AZ1344
Passive Water Harvesting AZ1564
Well Water Testing and Treatment Options
Private well owners are responsible for testing their own water. The National Groundwater Association recommends that homeowners test their water for arsenic, nitrates/nitrites and bacteria annually. The Yavapai Cooperative Extension offers many educational resources to help residents who have a private well.
Arizona Well Owners Video Series
Arizona Well Owner's Guide To Water Supply, 2nd Edition
Private Water Well Components
Arizona Domestic Water Wells
Private Well Protection
Maintaining Private Water Well Systems
Arizona Wells: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Wells
Arizona Wells: Low Yielding Domestic Water Wells
Well Water Testing and Understanding the Results
An Arizona Guide to Domestic Well Registration and Record-Keeping
Well Owners' Guide to Ground Water Resources in Yavapai County
Arizona Drinking Water Well Contaminants
Microorganisms in Private Water Wells
Obtaining a Water Sample for Bacterial Analysis
What Well Owners Should Know about Shock Chlorination
Nitrate Contamination Potential in Arizona Groundwater: Implications for Drinking Water Wells
Arsenic in Arizona Ground Water -- Source and Transport Characteristics
How to Lower the Levels of Arsenic in Well Water: What Choices do Arizona Consumers Have?
Matching Drinking Water Quality Problems to Treatment Methods
Well Registry Web
Arizona Department of Water Resources
An online application to find well registry numbers, owner information, associated water rights, & pumping data.
Arsenic in Private Water Wells
Nitrate in Private Water Wells
Home Water Treatment Options
Certified Labs AZ1111
The following labs will test residential water for arsenic:
Chandler Analytical, 571 N 54th St, Chandler, AZ 85226
http://chandleranalytical.com (link is external)
Turner Laboratories, Inc., 2445 N. Coyote Drive, Suite 104, Tucson, AZ 85745
www.turnerlabs.com (link is external)