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Storing Fuels and Protecting Water Resources - Articles Articles
Lower fuel prices may cause homeowners to consider storing extra fuel at home. Be sure to research all of the ramifications and pitfalls before proceeding. More
Flooding around your home and on the farm could be leading to issues you need to address. Image Credit: Jennifer Fetter
After the Flood – Recovery Considerations for Rural Pennsylvanians - Articles Articles

After the Flood – Recovery Considerations for Rural Pennsylvanians

Jennifer R Fetter, Leon Ressler, Andy Yencha

Parts of Pennsylvania were drenched with heavy rains and flooded streams recently. In addition to drying out wet basements, there are few important things that rural Pennsylvanian’s might want to pay special attention to. More
Tree trenches can be used in parking lots where a walkway system is being developed along shade trees. A tree trench is a system of trees connected by an underground infiltration structure. Photo: Thomas McCann, Penn State
Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Overview From a Philadelphia Perspective - Articles Articles
Have you been seeing terms like GI, GSI, raingarden, stormwater management, infiltration basin, swale, bump out, raised dropped inlet or tree trenches? More
Master Well Owners Network: Training Volunteers to Safeguard Drinking Water
Master Well Owners Network: Training Volunteers to Safeguard Drinking Water - Articles Articles
Learn about the Master Well Owner Network (MWON) online course that trains volunteers to teach about safe drinking water and the proper management of private water wells, springs, and cisterns. More
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Drinking Water Interpretation Tool (DWIT) - Articles Articles
Use this online tool to create a customized interpretation of complex data found on any water test report. More
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How Can I Control Stormwater on My Property? - Articles Articles
Want to control stormwater on your property? There are many different things you can do. More
Scott Sjolander, Penn State University
What Will My Stormwater Project Cost? - Articles Articles
Stormwater drainage, called runoff, affects everyone and all pay. Some costs may be in purchases or repairs, others in management. More
Jennifer Fetter, Penn State University
What are Stormwater Pollutants? - Articles Articles
Stormwater can cause water pollution because it often contains harmful materials picked up when it washed across the land. More
Heather McKean, Penn State University
Is Stormwater Damaging My Property? - Articles Articles
Have you ever wondered why your basement keeps flooding or your driveway is washing away? Stormwater could be damaging your property. More
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How Can I Be a Good Stormwater Neighbor? - Articles Articles
It is important to realize that activities on your property can adversely affect your neighbor’s property, because water does not follow property boundaries More
Andy Yencha, Penn State University
What is an MS4? - Articles Articles

What is an MS4?

Andy Yencha

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System refers to a collection of structures designed to gather stormwater and discharge it into local streams and rivers. More
Photo credit: Jennifer Fetter, Penn State University
Why Should I Care About Stormwater? - Articles Articles
Does stormwater really affect me? Why should I care? Whether you live in a town, the country, a city, or the suburbs – when it rains, the water that runs off needs somewhere to go. Stormwater affects everyone! More
Photo Credit: “Road Closed Road Flooded” by David Marsh on Flickr.com - CC BY 2.0
Why Does My Community Flood More Than it Used to? - Articles Articles
Floods are a nuisance. Whether in the streets, parking lots, or your own front yard – they are no fun. Have you ever wondered why your community floods more now than it used to? More
Photo credit: Susan Boser, Penn State University
What is Stormwater? - Articles Articles

What is Stormwater?

Susan Boser

While you may be familiar with the term, have you ever wondered what stormwater is? More
Stormwater Basics
Stormwater Basics - Articles Articles

Stormwater Basics

Jennifer R Fetter

Ready-to-Use Educational Toolkit for Stormwater Management More
Common Concerns About Water and Shale Gas Drilling
Common Concerns About Water and Shale Gas Drilling - Articles Articles
True or false questions about the Role of Water in Shale Gas Drilling in relation to the video. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 1: Water Well Condition and Construction
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 1: Water Well Condition and Construction - Articles Articles
If wells are not properly constructed or maintained, groundwater may become contaminated, putting human and livestock health at risk. This publication helps farmers evaluate water protection. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst Worksheet 5: Milkhouse Waste Management
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst Worksheet 5: Milkhouse Waste Management - Articles Articles
This publication helps farmers evaluate groundwater and surface water protection related to milkhouse wastewater conditions and management practices. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 6: Stream and Drainageway Management
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 6: Stream and Drainageway Management - Articles Articles
Water is one of our most important resources. Numerous farms have a stream or drainageway cutting through heavily used pastures, exercise lots, or barnyards. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Getting Started: Preliminary Screening Quiz
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Getting Started: Preliminary Screening Quiz - Articles Articles
Everything we do affects groundwater or surface water quality. Evaluation worksheets are available for farmstead management practices and site conditions. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 8: Silage Storage Management
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 8: Silage Storage Management - Articles Articles
Silage is an essential feed for livestock-based agriculture. When properly harvested and stored, silage poses little or no pollution threat. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 7: Petroleum Storage and Handling
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 7: Petroleum Storage and Handling - Articles Articles
Liquid petroleum products are concentrated, effective sources of power, lubrication, and heat. Improper storage of petroleum products can be a threat to the environment. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 4: Animal Concentration Areas Management
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 4: Animal Concentration Areas Management - Articles Articles
When animals are confined outside, the risk to surface water and groundwater is increased. Animal concentration areas include barnyards, feedlots, loafing areas, or exercise lots. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 3: Household Wastewater Treatment System
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 3: Household Wastewater Treatment System - Articles Articles
Nearly one-third of Pennsylvania residents rely on private household waste treatment systems. Maintenance of these systems is the responsibility of the homeowner. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: A Sample Post-Evaluation Survey
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: A Sample Post-Evaluation Survey - Articles Articles
This survey gives participants in the Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst farm evaluation system a chance to give feedback about the program and its materials. More
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