Contact: Thi Pham
Rural Development Specialist
(916) 856-8025

Merced, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) will host a free well owner workshop in Merced, California on Saturday, November 11. The event is open to all private well owners. Topics will include proper operation and maintenance of septic systems and drinking water wells, common septic and well troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and solutions, and protecting our groundwater. Attendees are invited to bring a three ounce sample of their well water for free testing for nitrate.

The workshop will take place from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at the McSwain Union Elementary School District, 926 Scott Road, Merced.

Workshop registration is limited and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

For more information or to register for the workshop, visit:

For more information about registration, please contact Mark Wiseman at or (916) 447 – 9832, ext. 1038.

Founded in 1978, RCAC is a nonprofit organization that provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. RCAC serves rural communities in 13 western states and the Pacific islands. RCAC provides a broad range of community and economic development services and lending to support local efforts. For more information, visit