Several Penn State Extension staff took part in the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) Annual Conference held June 26-28 in Pittsburgh, PA.
A drinking water clinic was held in Butler County on May 15, where on-site water tests were performed to give participants an idea of their home water quality.
Participants learned about their private water system and had water samples tested on site.
Students from Winchester Thurston School are learning how to help their school pond.
During the warm weather months, Extension Educators help identify nuisance pond plants and offer advice on eliminating them from the pond.
One third of York County households are served by private water and septic. Home Water and Septic System Workshops help homeowners maintain these systems.
Inspecting the wellhead (above ground portion of the well) every year helps a well owner discover potential issues before they become expensive problems.
Asian carp is a catchall name for four species of carp, silver, bighead, grass, and black carp from Southeast Asia that are now threatening the Great Lakes.
Your well requires regular maintenance, just like any other system in your home. Regular inspection and some simple steps will help safeguard your water supply.