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Interpreting Your Water Test Report
Interpreting Your Water Test Report - Videos Videos

Interpreting Your Water Test Report

Bryan Swistock

8:51

This short video will explain how to interpret all of the information that you will find on your Penn State drinking water test report. More
Five Tips for a Healthy Pond
Five Tips for a Healthy Pond - Videos Videos

Five Tips for a Healthy Pond

Bryan Swistock

8:44

Many earthen ponds have problems with algae, nuisance wildlife, or water quality. This video provides a few simple tips to help solve or prevent these common problems and ensure a healthy pond. More
Protecting Your Water Well
Protecting Your Water Well - Videos Videos
Several steps are discussed to help homeowners and farmers protect and properly manage their private water well. More
Identifying Aquatic Plants
Identifying Aquatic Plants - Videos Videos
This video will look at the four categories of pond plants, and some of the most common aquatic plants that are found in Pennsylvania. More
Water chestnut investation choking a pond. Photo: Pat Rector, Rutgers University Cooperative Extension
Aquatic Invasive Species in Pennsylvania - Videos Videos
Several Aquatic Invasive Species of particular concern in Pennsylvania are discussed, and their identifying characteristics reviewed. More
Common Concerns About Water and Shale Gas Drilling: Mid-Atlantic Region
Common Concerns About Water and Shale Gas Drilling: Mid-Atlantic Region - Videos Videos
This video addresses current environmental issues and misconceptions surrounding shale gas drilling and production and is targeted to 8th–10th-grade viewers. 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
Pond Ecology and the Role of Aquatic Plants
Pond Ecology and the Role of Aquatic Plants - Videos Videos
This video provides an overview of aquatic plants. More
Physical Control of Aquatic Plants
Physical Control of Aquatic Plants - Videos Videos
There are a variety of physical control strategies that can be employed. Physically harvesting aquatic plants can have a positive, long-lasting effect. More
Getting to Know Your Pond
Getting to Know Your Pond - Videos Videos
Proper pond management practices should always start with an assessment and inspection of the current conditions in the pond. More
Chemical Control of Aquatic Plants
Chemical Control of Aquatic Plants - Videos Videos
Herbicides are often the first thing pond owners turn to when nuisance aquatic plants appear in their ponds. More
Causes and Prevention of Aquatic Plant and Algae Growth
Causes and Prevention of Aquatic Plant and Algae Growth - Videos Videos
When plants and algae grow abundantly, pond and lake owners often think about ways to eliminate the offending plant. Nutrient control is the long term solution. More
Biological Control of Aquatic Plants
Biological Control of Aquatic Plants - Videos Videos
There are a few biological methods, that when applied correctly can be very effective and environmentally friendly to your pond. More
Common duckweed (Lemna minor)
Aquatic Plant Identification - Videos Videos
While aquatic plants and algae may interfere with pond uses, they also serve vital roles in supporting the fish and animal life that make up the pond ecosystem. 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
A Water Drop on a Journey - Shale Gas Drilling in the Mid-Atlantic
A Water Drop on a Journey - Shale Gas Drilling in the Mid-Atlantic - Videos Videos
This video covers water’s journey through the shale gas drilling and production processes in the Mid-Atlantic region and targets the 6th–9th grade level. More
Photo by Tim Mossholder
Live Staking - A How-to Guide - Videos Videos

Live Staking - A How-to Guide

Jennifer R Fetter, Kristen Kyler

12:56

A video guide to affordable and easy stream bank restoration using branch cuttings called live stakes. 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
Are Roadside Springs Safe?
Are Roadside Springs Safe? - Videos Videos

Are Roadside Springs Safe?

Bryan Swistock, Susan Boser, Mark Madden, James Andrew Clark, Diane Oleson, M.S., Amy Galford, Gary William Micsky

Many people drink water from roadside springs in Pennsylvania. But recent research suggests that you should use caution when consuming spring water. 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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