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Information on private drinking and residential water testing and treatment, including how to use the Penn State drinking water test kit, use of dyes to confirm septic system failures, on-lot site evaluation and on-lot filtration.
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Iron and Manganese in Private Water Systems Iron and Manganese in Private Water Systems - Articles

Iron and Manganese in Private Water Systems

乐动体育注册 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. More
Extension Educator Danielle Rhea presents at the Drinking Water Workshop in Clarion County. Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State
Clarion County Residents Learn About Managing Private Drinking Water Supplies - News News
Free water tests were provided to 40 households in Clarion County along with workshops educating residents about protecting, managing, and treating their water supplies. More
What's in your water? Photo: pexels.com
Private Drinking Water – What and Where to Test, and How Much Will it Cost? - News News
Users of private water systems need to know what to test their water for in order to ensure a safe water supply for their households. More
Sanitary well caps are one way to protect your drinking water. Photo credit: Jennifer Fetter
Private Drinking Water Testing Workshop - Workshops Workshops
Penn State Extension to provide no-cost drinking water testing for lead and other pollutants in a limited number of private wells, springs, and cisterns in Lancaster County. More
Water Tests: What Do the Numbers Mean?
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Water Tests: What Do the Numbers Mean?

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D., James Andrew Clark

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Learn how and why to test water for chemicals, bacteria, and other pollutants. More
Solving Bacteria Problems in Wells and Springs
Solving Bacteria Problems in Wells and Springs - Videos Videos
This video discusses various steps homeowners can take to solve or treat bacteria problems in wells, springs and cisterns used for drinking water. More
This diagram shows radon treatment by activated carbon (Image: Bryan Swistock, Penn State)
Radon: Could It Be In My Drinking Water? - News News
Radon is a tasteless, colorless, and odorless gas that comes from the natural breakdown of radioactive uranium in the ground. It can be found in indoor air and also in drinking water. More
Water faucets are one of the places homeowners may notice the effects of hard water (Photo: Susan Boser, Penn State)
Hard Water and Water Softening - News News

Hard Water and Water Softening

12/14/2018

Hard water is a common issue for Pennsylvania homeowners. More
Flooding around your home and on the farm could be leading to issues you need to address. Image Credit: Jennifer Fetter
After the Flood – Recovery Considerations for Rural Pennsylvanians - Articles Articles

After the Flood – Recovery Considerations for Rural Pennsylvanians

乐动体育注册 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. More
A Penn State drinking water testing kit (photo J. Clark)
New Video: How to Interpret a Penn State Drinking Water Test Report - News News
Penn State Extension recently completed a short video that explains the components of a water test report including how to interpret the results for drinking water. More
Master Well Owners Network: Training Volunteers to Safeguard Drinking Water
Master Well Owners Network: Training Volunteers to Safeguard Drinking Water - Articles Articles
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. More
Interpreting Your Water Test Report
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Interpreting Your Water Test Report

Bryan Swistock

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This short video will explain how to interpret all of the information that you will find on your Penn State drinking water test report. More
A screenshot of the DWIT tool
Drinking Water Interpretation Tool (DWIT) - Articles Articles
Use this online tool to create a customized interpretation of complex data found on any water test report. More
Water Test Interpretation
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Susan Boser from Penn State Extension in Beaver County explains how to interpret results from water testing. More
Using Public Data to Understand Water Impacts during Shale-Gas Development
Using Public Data to Understand Water Impacts during Shale-Gas Development - Webinars Webinars
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Dr. Susan Brantley from Penn State presents resources available from an online shared compilation of water quality information from watershed groups, agencies and institutes of higher learning. More
A Study of Pre-Drilling Water Quality in 700 Wells and Springs
A Study of Pre-Drilling Water Quality in 700 Wells and Springs - Webinars Webinars
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Jim Clark from Penn State Extension in McKean County explains the results of a study of groundwater in northcentral PA as it relates to shale gas drilling. More
Sanitary well caps are just one way to protect your drinking water. Photo credit: Jennifer Fetter
Home Water and Septic Workshop - Workshops Workshops
Understand your drinking water supply and septic systems. Learn how to protect, test, and treat water from wells and springs, and how to maintain and inspect your septic system. More
Strategies to Protect Groundwater and Drinking Water
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This webinar discusses practices that homeowners can implement to protect groundwater including private water wells and springs. More
Youth Drinking Water Education
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Penn State Extension Water resources Educator, Susan Boser, highlights extension water resources available and designed to be used with youth audiences. More
Household Water Treatment Systems
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Dr. Tom McCarty from Penn State Extension in Cumberland County discusses the various types of drinking water treatment devices. More
Water treatment system Photo: Tom McCarty, Penn State
Maintaining Home Water Treatment Systems - Articles Articles
Most health risks in water and taste or odor can be resolved with home water treatment. However, treatment systems only work if properly maintained! More
Photo by Luis Tosta
How To Use the Penn State Drinking Water Test Kit - Videos Videos
This video will walk you through how to use the Penn State drinking water test kit to successfully analyze the quality of your drinking water. More
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