Safe Drinking Water Seminar
Posted: March 8, 2012
Homeowners and business people often take it for granted that the water coming out of their tap is safe for drinking. There are a number of potentially harmful substances that can harm your family or customers. These include bacteria, nitrates, iron and manganese. Some of these substances have health effects and others can cause unwanted stains and odors
If you depend on your own well or spring for your drinking water, it is your responsibility to have your water tested periodically at a certified water testing lab. NO government agency is going to require you to have your water tested.
Penn State Extension in Pike County will be conducting a Safe Drinking Water program on Saturday, April 28 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the PPL Environmental Learning Center, 126 PPL Drive, Hawley PA 18428. There is a $10 registration fee. To register for the Safe Drinking Water program, visit http://agsci.psu.edu/safe-drinking-water or call 877-489-1398 and mention April 28 Safe Drinking Water Seminar.
In addition, Penn State Extension is offering water testing for a discounted fee through Prosser Labs. In order to participate in the water testing, you must attend the Safe Drinking Water program to receive your test bottles. Four different sets of water tests will be offered ranging from coliform bacteria/e coli bacteria to a test of 7 other parameters including coliform bacteria. Test bottles need to be returned by 12 noon on May 2, 9 & 16.
For more information on the Safe Drinking Water program or water testing, contact Peter Wulfhorst at the Penn State Extension office at 570-296-3400 or go to Pike County Extension events and scroll down to April 28.