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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
Christine Mayer, Director of the Fulton Center for Sustainability Studies at Wilson College, pictured far left with her class behind a groundwater model at the Cumberland County Penn State Extension Office.
Wilson College Environmental Stewardship Class Encounters a Groundwater Model - News News
Students from Wilson College visited the Cumberland County Penn State Extension office to learn how land use, ground water, and private water wells interconnect. More
A Penn State drinking water testing kit (photo J. Clark)
New Video: How to Interpret a Penn State Drinking Water Test Report - News News
Penn State Extension recently completed a short video that explains the components of a water test report including how to interpret the results for drinking water. More
A screenshot of the DWIT tool
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
Summit for Water Educators Returning in 2018
Summit for Water Educators Returning in 2018 - News News
Teaching youth about water is a critical part of protecting our water resources. Dive Deeper IV will be held Thursday, September 20, 2018. More
Berks County Master Watershed Stewards receive their award at the Conservation District's 70th Anniversay Celebration
Berks County Master Watershed Stewards Receive Award - News News
The Conservation Service Organization of the Year award was presented to an outstanding citizen-science group. More
MWON volunteer Bill Spigler provided a display on private water system maintenance at the Renfrew, PA Earth Day celebration in April 2017 (photo by Kathleen Seiler).
An Update of the Pennsylvania Master Well Owner Network (2016-2017) - News News
Highlighting accomplishments of Penn State's Master Well Owner Network over the past program year. More
Installing a drainfield. Photo:Bryan Swistock, Penn State University
Well and Septic System Management presented in Monroe County - News News
Approximately one million rural homes and farms across Pennsylvania utilize private wells for drinking water and onlot septic systems for wastewater disposal. More
Sanitary well caps are just one way to protect your drinking water. Photo credit: Bryan Swistock
Home Water and Septic Workshop - Workshops Workshops
Understand your drinking water supply and septic systems. Learn how to protect, test, and treat water from wells and springs, and how to maintain and inspect your septic system. More
Private Wells and Water Systems Management
Private Wells and Water Systems Management - Online Courses Online Courses
$39.00
This online course will help you identify the proper location, construction, maintenance, testing and treatment of a water well, spring or cistern. More
Lead in Drinking Water from Private Wells, Springs and Cisterns
Lead in Drinking Water from Private Wells, Springs and Cisterns - Webinars Webinars
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Penn State Extension Specialist Bryan Swistock provides a webinar focusing on lead issues in private drinking water supplies. More
Saving Money and Septic Systems Through Water Conservation
Saving Money and Septic Systems Through Water Conservation - Webinars Webinars
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This webinar discusses the amount of water and money that could be saved by installing water-conserving devices and adopting water-conserving habits. More
Household Water Treatment Systems
Household Water Treatment Systems - Webinars Webinars
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Dr. Tom McCarty from Penn State Extension in Cumberland County discusses the various types of drinking water treatment devices. More
Pharmaceuticals and Their Disposal to Protect Water Quality
Pharmaceuticals and Their Disposal to Protect Water Quality - Webinars Webinars
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Jim Clark from Penn State Extension in McKean County discusses how to protect water quality from pharmaceutical contamination. More
Safe Drinking Water Clinic
Safe Drinking Water Clinic - Webinars Webinars
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Peter Wulfhorst from Penn State Extension in Pike County discusses how to properly manage a private water well, spring or cistern. More
Water treatment system Photo: Tom McCarty, Penn State
Maintaining Home Water Treatment Systems - Articles Articles
Most health risks in water and taste or odor can be resolved with home water treatment. However, treatment systems only work if properly maintained! More
How to take a water sample using the Penn State Drinking Water Test Kit
How To Use the Penn State Drinking Water Test Kit - Videos Videos
This video will walk you through how to use the Penn State drinking water test kit to successfully analyze the quality of your drinking water. More
Saving Water Outside the Home
Saving Water Outside the Home - Videos Videos
Many opportunities for water conservation exist outside of your home including plant and watering choices. More
Saving Water in the Home
Saving Water in the Home - Videos Videos
Out of all the methods for water conservation, household water use is what consumers have the most control over. More
Benefits from Water Conservation
Benefits from Water Conservation - Videos Videos
Leaks and wasteful habits are the largest contributors to household water waste. Significant savings can be achieved by changing habits and ensuring your house is leak free. More
Why Conserve Water?
Why Conserve Water? - Videos Videos
The video provides information on the importance of water conservation and offers tips on reducing your water usage. More
Water Supply Protection, Testing, and Interpretation
Water Supply Protection, Testing, and Interpretation - Videos Videos
Learn how to test and protect your private water well, spring or cistern. More
Well, Spring, and Cistern Construction and Maintenance
Well, Spring, and Cistern Construction and Maintenance - Videos Videos
Learn how private water wells, springs and cisterns should be located, constructed and managed to ensure safe and adequate water. More
Solving Water Problems
Solving Water Problems - Videos Videos
Most drinking water issues can be resolved by considering water treatment, pollution control, or alternative water sources. More
Where Does Your Drinking Water Come From?
Where Does Your Drinking Water Come From? - Videos Videos
Educational resources on proper management of private water systems including wells, springs, and cisterns. More
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