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Drinking Water

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.

Pennsylvania has over one million private water wells and springs that provide drinking water for rural homes and farms. As a result of increased gas drilling, many private water supply owners have questions about water testing that may be done on their water supply in addition to voluntary testing that they may want to conduct independently.

Water test reports of water near gas drilling activity generally have these common parameters.

With discovery of new drilling technologies to reach previously untapped gas reserves, the number of gas wells is expected to rise dramatically over the next several decades.