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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
Proper pond management can ensure an aesthetically pleasing pond that provides great fishing, swimming and other recreational uses (photo B. Swistock).
New LearnNow Video Discusses Tips for a Healthier Pond - News News
There are thousands of earthen ponds and lakes across Pennsylvania that provide many benefits to homeowners and farmers, but they have their share of problems. More
Participants at the 2018 PA Groundwater Symposium pre-conference tour listen to Dave Yoxtheimer discuss the Birmingham Thrust Fault near State College, PA (photo credit: Bryan Swistock, Penn State Extension).
Groundwater Facts and Fiction Highlighted at 2018 PA Groundwater Symposium - News News
Groundwater professionals from across Pennsylvania gathered on May 7-8, 2018 at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in State College, PA for the 2018 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium. More
New Project to Provide Training and Free Water Testing to MWON Volunteers New Project to Provide Training and Free Water Testing to MWON Volunteers - News
By gaining more information about their own water supply, Master Well Owner Network Volunteers will increase knowledge to educate others. 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
Managing Your Private Water Supply DVD Managing Your Private Water Supply DVD - Guides and Publications
$5.00
This DVD illustrates how to properly manage a well, spring, or cistern to ensure a safe and adequate drinking water supply. More
Management of Aquatic Plants DVD Management of Aquatic Plants DVD - Guides and Publications
$5.00
This DVD highlights the benefits of aquatic plants and algae along with suitable strategies to control excessive growth when it occurs. More
Windbreaks and Shade Trees
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Windbreaks and Shade Trees

Bryan Swistock

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This publication provides information for homeowners interested in using shade trees and windbreaks for energy savings. 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
Volunteers plant a riparian buffer on Mill Creek,Lancaster County, Photo: Kristen Kyler, Penn State University
Lower Susquehanna Community Saving a Stream Using Trees - News News
Volunteers gathered on June 10th, at a family farm outside of New Holland along the banks of Mill Creek for a day filled with hard work for a good cause. More
Aquatic herbicide application. Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State University
State Permit to Use An Aquatic Herbicide in Ponds or Lakes - News News
Over half of Pennsylvania pond owners indicate that nuisance algae and aquatic plants are a problem for their pond. More
Attendees at the 2017 PA Groundwater Symposium listen to a concurrent presentation by Susan Boser from Penn State Extension on private water wells. Photo credit: Diane Oleson, Penn State Extension.
Groundwater and Drinking Water Highlighted at Groundwater Symposium - News News
Groundwater professionals from across Pennsylvania gathered on May 3, 2017 in State College for the 2017 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium. More
Simplified hydrologic cycle of a residential lot. Source Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication 426-041, What is a Watershed?
Extension Unites to Create a New Bay Resource - News News
Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) certification program provides resources to help landscape professionals learn sustainable landscaping practices More
Water Conservation for Communities
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Water Conservation for Communities

Bryan Swistock

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$4.00
Help your community learn how to conserve water. More
Water Tests: What Do the Numbers Mean?
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Water Tests: What Do the Numbers Mean?

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D., James Andrew Clark

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Learn how and why to test water for chemicals, bacteria, and other pollutants. More
Management of Aquatic Plants
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Management of Aquatic Plants

Bryan Swistock

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$4.00
Understand the importance and benefits of aquatic plants, and learn how to manage them in your pond. More
A Guide to Private Water Systems in Pennsylvania
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A Guide to Private Water Systems in Pennsylvania

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.

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$10.00
Learn the proper construction and maintenance of your private well, spring, or cistern. More
A Field Guide to Common Aquatic Plants of Pennsylvania
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A Field Guide to Common Aquatic Plants of Pennsylvania

Bryan Swistock, Susan Boser

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$11.00
Identify and manage the aquatic plants growing in your pond. More