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Penn State Extension Teaches Water and Septic System Management

Posted: June 23, 2015

Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Jim Clark, offered a Home Water and Septic System Management Workshop at the Jefferson County Conservation District Office on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Brookville, PA
Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Jim Clark, teaches Home Water and Septic System Management in Jefferson County

Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Jim Clark, teaches Home Water and Septic System Management in Jefferson County

Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Jim Clark, offered a Home Water and Septic System Management Workshop at the Jefferson County Conservation District Office on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Brookville, PA. The workshop is being offered across the state by the Penn State Extension Water Team and tries to help homeowners understand how to care for and maintain their private water and septic systems on their property.

 

Pennsylvania and Alaska are the two states left that do not have statewide private water well construction or location standards. It is important for these homeowners to be aware of the many water issues that may become a health issue, if their water becomes contaminated. It is important for private water supply owners to regularly test their water supplies at an accredited and certified lab. Clark suggested homeowners test every 14 months and then over time they would have an indication of the quality of their water throughout the year. Water conservation is the best management practice for an on lot septic system and also to have the septic tank pumped out every two to three years.