Penn State Extension Marcellus Water Workshops

Posted: October 10, 2010

Penn State Extension Water Resources has offered many programs related to water and natural gas drilling. What have been the impacts to you and your family personally?

In the past three years, various educators and specialists from Penn State Cooperative Extension have delivered over 200 educational programs on water issues related to Marcellus gas drilling activity.  These programs included information on:
• Water Issues Related to Marcellus Gas Drilling
• Regulations and Strategies to Protect Water Resources
• Testing and Protecting Drinking Water Supplies Near Gas Drilling
• Understanding Water Use and Wastewater Management Related to Gas Drilling
• Marcellus Shale Leasing and Community Issues
• Interpretation of Pre and Post Gas Drilling Water Test Reports  

If you attended a workshop where information was presented on water issues related to Marcellus gas drilling, please take a moment to visit the following link to fill out a very short evaluation (just three questions).

This evaluation seeks to document actions that workshop participants have taken to monitor and protect their water resources near gas drilling activity.  You can also provide open-ended comments about the workshops or recommend other topics that you would like to see Extension address in future programs.  Results from the evaluation will help ensure future Extension programs on Marcellus water issues.   

 Bryan Swistock, Water Resources Extension Specialist, School of Forest Resources, Penn State University