Residents who use a private water system such as a well spring or cistern should get their water tested on a regular basis. Pennsylvania has no regulations for homeowners with private water systems. You should test your water annually for coliform bacteria and every three years for pH and total dissolved solids.
Find answers to common questions about lead in drinking water, learn how to determine if your drinking water contains too much lead, and discover ways to reduce lead in your water.
Penn State Extension in Pike County is currently seeking volunteer advisory board members.
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