TT021 – Education and Funding Options for Well Owners

In this episode we’re talking with Margaret Martens of the Water Systems Council and the Water Well Trust about the need for education, support, and funding for private well users in the US. You’ll learn about recent changes that expand access to that funding as well as the breadth of resources available for free.

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About the Guest

Margaret Martens is Executive Director of the Water Systems Council (WSC), a national nonprofit organization solely focused on household wells and small water well systems. In addition, she serves as Executive Director for the Water Well Trust, the national nonprofit helping Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply. Martens’ areas of expertise include non-profit organization development and strategic planning, programs development and implementation, marketing and public education, fundraising, financial management, grants management, and policy development at the state and federal levels. Martens has over 30 years of nonprofit experience. Prior to joining WSC in 2010, Martens was Event Manager for the Town of Davidson, NC and Project Manager for Downtown Davidson Inc. She is the co-founder of two nonprofit organizations in the Charlotte, NC area, including the HAMMERS Program for the Davidson Housing Coalition, which provides home repair services for low-income residents. She currently serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Davidson Housing Coalition. Martens is a graduate of Arizona State University.