Water Quality

Expert information and programs related to drinking water, water conservation, pond management, on-lot septic, non-point source pollution, water policy and watershed education.

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Do you have a well at your home? Are you certain your drinking water is safe for your family? Photo Credit: Bryan Swistock
Save the Date – Dauphin County Home Water and Septic System Workshop
July 20, 2017
Protecting your family’s well or spring drinking water supply and keeping your septic and heating oil tanks from contaminating water supplies.
Berks County Master Watershed Class. Photo: Karin Wulkowicz, Penn State Master Watershed Stewards
Penn State Extension-Berks County Graduates First Class of Master Watershed Stewards
July 10, 2017
The first group of Master Watershed Steward volunteers has completed the training portion of the program.
Antibiotic resistance linked to common household disinfectant triclosan
July 10, 2017
Scientists have discovered a link between a major mechanism of antibiotic resistance and resistance to the disinfectant triclosan which is commonly found in domestic products.
Parks can Play a Major Role in Managing Stormwater
July 10, 2017
Parks and other open spaces (rights-of-way, along streets, parking lot medians, etc.) are the most ideal places in a municipality to generate a variety of long-term economic, ecological, and community benefits,” such as water quality and quantity improvement and infrastructure protection.