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Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
Water Quality and Common Treatments for Private Drinking Water Systems (B 939) An abundant supply of clean, safe drinking water is essential for human and animal health. Water from municipal or public water systems is treated and monitored to ensure that it is safe for human consumption. Many Georgia residents, especially in rural areas, rely on private water systems for human and livestock consumption. Most private water systems are supplied by wells. Water from wells in Georgia is generally safe for consumption without treatment. Some waters, however, may contain disease-causing organisms that make them unsafe to drink. Well waters may also contain large amounts of minerals, making them too “hard” for uses such as laundering, bathing or cooking. Some contaminants may cause human health hazards and others can stain clothing and fixtures, cause objectionable tastes and odors, or corrode pipes and other system components.
Disinfecting Your Well Water: Shock Chlorination (C 858-4) Shock chlorination is the process by which home water systems such as wells, springs, and cisterns are disinfected using household liquid bleach (or chlorine). Shock chlorination is the most widely recommended means of treating bacterial contamination in home water systems. This publication contains guidelines for safely and effectively using shock chlorination -- a standard treatment for sanitizing your well system.
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Here are some of UGA Extension's most popular resources on family, food, health, home, and money.

 
Walk Georgia A web-based fitness program dedicated to helping you track your activity, eat healthier, and exercise more efficiently. Participate individually or with a group.
 
Start a New Food Business A collection of resources to help you get started with your small food business.
 
Food Talk Eat healthy and get moving on a budget. Find free online nutrition education courses, recipes, and other resources.
Marriage Matters Series Looking for ways to strengthen your relationship? Whether you have just started dating, have been married for a while, or have been married more than once, we can always use some guidance in developing and maintaining a healthy and satisfying relationship.
Childcare Provider Training Entity-approved training to help child care providers meet state licensing requirements. Check the calendar for training events near you.
Your Good Credit Series Establishing, maintaining, and protecting Your Good Credit can save you thousands of dollars over time. This series will teach you the basics of credit reports and scores.
 
So Easy to Preserve This book covers topics on preserving food, canning, pickled products, sweet spreads and syrups, freezing and drying. Available for purchase only.
 
Eat Healthy, Be Active A flexible 3-week schedule of hands-on activities meant to improve young children's health and well-being by teaching key nutrition and physical activity concepts.
 
Radon Education Radon is a colorless, tasteless odorless gas that can cause lung cancer. It occurs naturally and is released into the soil, easily entering buildings through the foundation. The only way to know if you have radon is to test.
 
Building Baby's Brain Series What happens during a child's first few years makes a big difference in the child's later life. This series helps parents learn strategies to improve early brain development.
Extension News
Safer Fruit link Avoid illness by cleaning melons before slicing them and refrigerating any leftovers. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 6/14/2018
Time to Can link Check lids, jars and canning racks before it's time to can your produce. By Christina Conner | Published: 6/13/2018
Ocean to Table link UGA Extension agent works to educate Georgians about state's seafood industry. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 6/8/2018
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Upcoming Events
Jun 26 - Jun 28 Preventive Controls for Nut Processors Athens, GA - (84.0 miles) The latest edition of the FSPCA Preventive Controls curriculum and industry-specific activities will prepare attendees to be a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) as required under FSMA. PCQI certification course.
Jun 26 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam Forsyth, GA - (122.0 miles) UGA Monroe County Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. This workshop is a two day training. Certification testing will take place on June 27, 2018. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details.
Jun 28 Basics of Pressure Canning Flowery Branch, GA - (51.0 miles) Did you receive a bounty from your garden this year? Want to learn how to preserve it the safe way? Come join UGA FACS Extension Agent Carin Booth for an informative afternoon on pressure canning. Learn about the equipment and processes and take some great recipes to try at home.
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