Rural Water Association
Mississippians across the state expect to be able to turn on a faucet and have immediate access to clean and safe drinking water. But residents in rural areas often depend on local water associations or personal wells for their water. The MSU Extension Service supports rural water association members through training, technical assistance, and educational materials.
Although few consider what makes it possible to turn on the tap at home and get abundant, clean water, there is an entire critical infrastructure operating smoothly to make that happen.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service is promoting a free water sampling campaign in seven Mississippi Delta counties.
Water samples will be analyzed for coliform bacteria and metals. Any Mississippi resident with a private well is eligible to participate. Test kits and detailed sampling instructions will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Participants can pick up sampling bottles April 26 to May 10 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the following MSU Extension county offices: