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Lancaster County Home Drinking Water and Septic System Afternoon Workshop

Protecting your family’s and community's drinking water supplies and keeping your septic systems from contaminating water supplies.
Do you have a well at your home? Are you certain your drinking water is safe for your family? Photo Credit: Bryan Swistock

Do you have a well at your home? Are you certain your drinking water is safe for your family? Photo Credit: Bryan Swistock

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September 27, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Understand and Protect Your Water Supply and Treatment Systems

Wells supply water to over 53,000 homes in Lancaster County, mostly in suburban and rural areas. Many residents also use on-lot septic systems to treat and dispose of wastewater. This workshop will provide information on protecting, testing, and treating private water supplies. We will discuss septic system inspection and maintenance. Learn how to protect your family and community, your property, and our shared ground and surface water resources.

Free Drinking Water Testing

Free drinking water screening for coliform bacteria, E. coli, pH, total dissolved solids, and nitrate will be provided for the first 30 households to register. Results from simple tests can help guide you in future testing by accredited labs. Sample collection instructions will be provided after you register.

This workshop is free but registration is required.

Register here online or by phone can be made by calling 717-394-6851 (Penn State Extension in Lancaster County)

Support provided by the Master Well Owner Network grant from PA Department of Environmental Protection and the PA Ground Water Association.

This workshop is being offered in partnership with the Octoraro Source Water Collaborative and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. This Drinking Water and Septic System Workshop is part of an effort funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in which the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is working with Colerain Township, the Chester Water Authority, and many more local partners to create an Octoraro Source Water Collaborative to unite citizens, water suppliers, farmers, and businesses to protect and restore our local streams and drinking water.

Registration

Cost

There is no fee to attend this event. However, pre-registration is required.

Registration deadline

September 25, 2017 4:00 PM

Contact Information

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Phone

717-921-8803