Water Quality Issues
Information on water quality issues related to humans like Roadside Dumps and Gas Well Drilling, as well as issues with water specific to cattle.
Roadside dumps are a form of illegal dumping wherein wastes are disposed of in an unauthorized area, typically quiet areas that afford easy access by vehicles. This publication addresses the complex issue of water quality as it is affected by solid wastes that have been mismanaged.
4-H Water Project Unit 3. This project is most appropriate for youth ages 12– 16. It addresses several portions of Pennsylvania’s Academic Standards for Environment and Ecology: 4.1.7 and 4.1.10.
Results from this study suggest a combination of educational programs for homeowners and new regulations to overcome the largest barriers to safe drinking water. Regulations are warranted to increase mandatory testing of private water wells at the completion of new well construction and before finalization of any real estate transaction.
Information and Recorded Webinars on Pre-Drill Parameters of Oil and Gas, Interpreting Gas Drilling Water Tests, Gas Well Drilling and Your Private Water Supply, and a research project on Water Wells Near Gas Drilling.