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Water Testing

Publications and articles on how to test your water, where to find a water testing facility, and interpreting the results of a water test.

Homeowners using wells, springs or cisterns as their water supply should consider having their water tested routinely.

What is the significance of the parameters listed in the water test report? This article 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. This article describes some of the common pollutants found in water supplies in Pennsylvania and their potential effect on dairy cows.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has a laboratory accreditation program for water testing labs to ensure data accuracy.

BOOM Supercreative wrote and produced this PSA for the Penn State Extension, the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and the Westmoreland Conservation District as part of an awareness campaign that reaches out to Pennsylvania residents with private water sources and wells.

This video will walk you through how to use the Penn State drinking water test kit to successfully analyze the quality of your drinking water.