Private well users are the operators of their own tiny water system, a role that comes with substantial responsibility and no required training.
In this episode we’re chatting with Barb Liukkonen about the pros and cons of private wells vs. public water supplies. We specifically look at the question of whether it’s always the better choice for a private well owner to connect to a distributed system when feasible.
- Tidbit: What’s the difference between a sand and gravel well and a bedrock well?
- Meet Barb
- Barb’s Water Hero: Deborah Swackhamer
- Barb’s Work on Private Well Issues
- Debate: Is it always better to connect to a public water supply?
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About the Guest
For nearly 30 years Barb Liukkonen worked as a water resources specialist for the University of Minnesota Extension, focusing on safe drinking water, wastewater management, volunteer monitoring, shoreland education, climate change, and preventing the spread of invasive species. Since retirement at the end of 2011, Barb has lived with her husband and dog along the Stewart River near Two Harbors, MN. She remains interested and active in learning more about ensuring safe drinking water.