A listing of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA-DEP) Accredited Laboratories. Includes lab contact information and fields of accreditation.
Homeowners using wells, springs or cisterns should consider having their water tested if they are using this type of water supply.
What is the significance of the parameters listed in the water test report? This publication outlines some of the major parameters you may see on the analysis and assists you in understanding the report.
Today’s dairy cows may consume more than 20 gallons of water per day yet water is often overlooked as a potential cause of herd health issues or reduced milk production. Experience in Pennsylvania has shown that aesthetic pollutants like iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide, are the most common water-related causes of problems with dairy herds. These pollutants cause tastes or odors that result in reduced water intake and milk production. Other pollutants, such as nitrate or heavy metals, can cause health effects in dairy herds. This fact sheet describes some of the common pollutants found in water supplies in Pennsylvania and their potential effect on dairy cows.
A survey of pond owners in Pennsylvania found that most had never tested the water quality in their ponds. As a result, many water quality problems are detected only after they cause an obvious problem. This fact sheet describes parameters included in a new Penn State pond/lake water test kit to help pond owners detect common water quality problems.