Private Water Systems
Private Water Systems
Information on private drinking and residential water systems, including well and septic system management, home treatment systems and keeping well and septic system records. Tips on cisterns, water softening and access to the H2OSolutions app.
If you are interested in learning more about the proper management of private water wells, springs and cisterns and you are willing to share what you learn with others, the Master Well Owner program may be for you!
An ongoing project which has tested drinking water from nearly 600 private water wells, springs and cisterns is providing important information about the prevalence and causes of copper and lead contamination of drinking water.
Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.
Iron and manganese cause stains and tastes in water. They can be removed with several treatment processes described in this article.
Penn State Extension provided 29 water workshops in 16 different counties over the past year.
Interested in learning more about the proper management of private water wells, springs and cisterns and sharing what you learn with others? Check out the Master Well Owner online course being offered by Penn State Extension!
Vital water supply information can be found using a helpful online tool from the PA Groundwater Information System.
A Fun, Informative Series of Presentations on Water.
Fun, Informative Series of Presentations on Water
A Fun, Informative Series of Presentations on Water
Free water tests were provided to 40 households in Clarion County along with workshops educating residents about protecting, managing, and treating their water supplies.
Funding from the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provided a continuing education project for MWON volunteers.
Extension's volunteer network for private well owners shows great impact this past year.
The Mercer County Extension office had their meeting room filled to capacity when it hosted a Drinking Water Clinic at the end of September.
Jennifer R Fetter, Leon Ressler, Andy Yencha
Parts of Pennsylvania were drenched with heavy rains and flooded streams recently. In addition to drying out wet basements, there are few important things that rural Pennsylvanian’s might want to pay special attention to.
A drinking water clinic was held in Butler County on May 15, where on-site water tests were performed to give participants an idea of their home water quality.
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Learn about the Master Well Owner Network (MWON) online course that trains volunteers to teach about safe drinking water and the proper management of private water wells, springs, and cisterns.
The Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program was recently awarded a Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence, presented annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
Participants learned about their private water system and had water samples tested on site.
Users of these rural drinking water and wastewater systems are in need of educational resources because their management in Pennsylvania is the voluntary responsibility of each homeowner.
We are excited to announce that York County’s second class of Master Watershed Steward trainees graduated and became official Master Watershed Stewards in March.
Fifty-three homeowners attended the workshop where they received water test reports and assistance in interpreting the testing results.