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.
Did you know that wells and springs provide a large percentage of the water supply to residents of the Pocono counties? In addition, many residents also rely on on-lot septic systems to treat and dispose of their wastewater.
Are you interested in getting information on programs available through the Pocono District (Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne Counties) of Penn State Extension by e-mail or other social media?