Extension Clinic to Provide Water Testing For Homeowners
May 7, 2013
Residents who rely on a private well, spring, or cistern for their drinking water can register to receive, basic water testing and education during a two-hour Safe Drinking Water Clinic on Thursday, May 23, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and again at 6 to 8 p.m. at The Foundry, located at 45 West Main Street, in Reynoldsville, PA. Penn State Extension along with the Master Well Owner Network organization are sponsoring the workshop.
This clinic will provide education on proper location, construction, testing, maintenance, protection and treatment of private drinking water supplies. Participants can bring a sample of their drinking water for on-site water testing for several water quality parameters including coliform bacteria, E. coli bacteria, pH, total dissolved solids, and nitrate. All tests except bacteria will be done during the two hour clinic so participants can discuss their results with the water specialists. The results are only for the education of the homeowner since the water test kits will only provide basic information about water quality.
Pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 30 registrants. Registered attendees will be given more information about how to collect a water sample for the workshop.
The registration deadline is May 20, 2013, and registrations should be made at: http://agsci.psu.edu/drinking-water/reynoldsville
Further information or questions can be directed to Penn State Extension Educator, Jim Clark at Jac20@psu.edu or 814-887-5613.
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