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The Water We Drink - Articles Articles

The Water We Drink

Jennifer R Fetter

Written for youth in grades 6-12, this tool introduces public and private water systems and includes an activity on how to read a water quality test report. More
Lead in Drinking Water
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Lead in Drinking Water

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.

Learn how to determine if your drinking water contains too much lead, and discover ways to reduce lead in your water. More
Water System Planning: Estimating Water Needs
Water System Planning: Estimating Water Needs - Articles Articles

Water System Planning: Estimating Water Needs

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.

Find out how to estimate homeowner or farmer water needs and calculate how much water must be delivered from a private water supply to meet these needs. More
Coliform Bacteria
Coliform Bacteria - Articles Articles

Coliform Bacteria

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.

This article describes what coliform bacteria are, where they come from and how to remove them from drinking water. More
Iron and Manganese in Private Water Systems Iron and Manganese in Private Water Systems - Articles

Iron and Manganese in Private Water Systems

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.

Iron and manganese cause stains and tastes in water. They can be removed with several treatment processes described in this article. More
Chain of Custody Water Testing
Chain of Custody Water Testing - Articles Articles
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has a laboratory accreditation program for water testing labs to ensure data accuracy. More
Interpreting Irrigation Water Tests
Interpreting Irrigation Water Tests - Articles Articles
Basic interpretation of how various water quality parameters can influence plant growth during irrigation. More
Removing Giardia Cysts from Drinking Water
Removing Giardia Cysts from Drinking Water - Articles Articles
This article describes proper treatment methods to remove Giardia cysts from drinking water. More
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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
Water Softening
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Water Softening

Bryan Swistock

Hard water causes gray or white deposits when water is heated. Water softening can be used to reduce these symptoms. More
Vertical Flow Wetlands
Vertical Flow Wetlands - Articles Articles

Vertical Flow Wetlands

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.

Vertical flow wetlands (VFW) are a relatively new tool for treating waters acidified by mining or acid deposition. More
Certified water testing labs are available throughout the state to provide accurate water quality results for homeowners.
Testing Your Drinking Water - Articles Articles

Testing Your Drinking Water

Bryan Swistock

Homeowners using wells, springs or cisterns as their water supply should consider having their water tested routinely. More
Corrosive Water Problems
Corrosive Water Problems - Articles Articles

Corrosive Water Problems

Bryan Swistock

Corrosive water can dissolve metal plumbing components causing unsafe levels of copper and lead and pinhole leaks. More
Interpreting Drinking Water Tests for Dairy Cows
Interpreting Drinking Water Tests for Dairy Cows - Articles Articles
This article describes some of the common pollutants found in water supplies in Pennsylvania and their potential effect on dairy cows. More
Magnet inside a plastic tube, a device sold with claims to treat water problems.
Magnetic Water Treatment Devices - Articles Articles
Consumers should use caution when considering water treatment devices that claim to use electromagnetic fields to change the molecular makeup of water problems. More
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