Private Wells and Water Systems Management

This online course will help you identify the proper location, construction, maintenance, testing and treatment of a water well, spring or cistern.
Private Wells and Water Systems Management - Online Courses
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Length of Access: 365 days
Sections: 5
Length: 4 hours
Language: English
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Description

More than three million rural Pennsylvania residents use a well, spring or cistern as their primary water source. Unlike public water supplies, these private water supplies are not regulated. All testing, maintenance, and treatment is the property owner's responsibility.

In Private Wells and Water Systems Management, you will learn the proper location for a well, how to assess potential pollution sources, what types of testing should be completed and how often, and possible treatment strategies. The goal of the course is to help you make educated decisions about your private water supply.

Who is this for?
  • Homeowners whose property has a well, spring or cistern
  • Real estate agents
  • Attorneys
  • Building inspectors
  • Mortgage professionals
  • Contractors and home builders
What will you learn?
  • Define different types of water supplies
  • Distinguish between proper and potentially unsafe locations for wells, springs and cisterns
  • Give examples of common groundwater pollutants
  • Choose what type of water tests are appropriate for your property
  • Determine the best course of action for water quantity and quality issues

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