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Penn State's drinking water testing progam can help with testing for arsenic. Kits like this are available at county Extension offices statewide.(Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State)
Should You Test Your Water for Arsenic? - News News
If you are one of the more than two million Pennsylvania residents that drinks water from a private water well, spring or cistern, have you ever had your drinking water tested for arsenic? 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
Danielle Rhea is the new Water Resources Extension Educator in Jefferson County
Extension Water Team Welcomes New Water Resources Educator in Jefferson County - News News
The Extension water team is happy to have a new Educator on board. Danielle Rhea will be based in Jefferson County and serving counties in north central Pennsylvania and beyond. More
MWON volunteers Tom Zordan (left) and Chris Schlegel (right) provide education to private waters supply owners at Ag Progress Days in August 2018. (photo by Bryan Swistock)
Penn State Master Well Owner Network Shows Impact with Drinking Water Education - News News
Extension's volunteer network for private well owners shows great impact this past year. More
Susan Boser explains how to interpret a water test report at the Mercer County Drinking Water Clinic (Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State)
Mercer County Water Clinic Draws a Crowd Interested In Private Water Supplies - News News
The Mercer County Extension office had their meeting room filled to capacity when it hosted a Drinking Water Clinic at the end of September. More
Master Well Owner Volunteers interact with visitors at Ag Progress Days (Photo by Bryan Swistock, Penn State)
Applications Being Accepted for Next Penn State Master Well Owner Course - News News
Interested in learning more about and educating others in the proper management of private water systems? Consider applying for the Master Well Owner online course being offered by Penn State Extension! More
MWON Volunteers Participate in Water Testing and Interpretation Project
MWON Volunteers Participate in Water Testing and Interpretation Project - News News
Starting this year and continuing into early 2019, a new project will provide active Master Well Owners Network volunteers with an exciting opportunity. More
Flooding around your home and on the farm could be leading to issues you need to address. Image Credit: Jennifer Fetter
After the Flood – Recovery Considerations for Rural Pennsylvanians - Articles Articles

After the Flood – Recovery Considerations for Rural Pennsylvanians

Jennifer R Fetter, Leon Ressler, Andy Yencha

Parts of Pennsylvania were drenched with heavy rains and flooded streams recently. In addition to drying out wet basements, there are few important things that rural Pennsylvanian’s might want to pay special attention to. 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
Water samples from workshop participants were incubated to determine the presence of Coliform bacteria.
Butler County Water Clinic Offers On-Site Testing to Participants - News News
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. 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
Master Well Owners Network: Training Volunteers to Safeguard Drinking Water
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The MWON online course trains volunteers to teach about safe drinking water and the proper management of private water wells, springs, and cisterns. More
Water Test Interpretation
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Water Test Interpretation

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Susan Boser from Penn State Extension in Beaver County explains how to interpret results from water testing. More
Using Public Data to Understand Water Impacts during Shale-Gas Development
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Dr. Susan Brantley from Penn State presents resources available from an online shared compilation of water quality information from watershed groups, agencies and institutes of higher learning. More
Tradeoffs in Leasing Watershed Lands for Marcellus Drilling
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Dr. Charlie Abdalla describes a study done in several PA communities near shale gas drilling with the potential to impact their water supply. More
Use and Value of Water for Marcellus Shale Gas Development
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Charles Abdalla, Renata Rimsaiteate, and Allan Collins present a study of public water suppliers in PA and WV that have sold water to shale gas companies. More
The Triple Divide Watershed Coalition
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The Triple Divide Watershed Coalition

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Jim Clark from Penn State Extension introduces the Triple Divide Watershed Coalition and its efforts toward Source Water Protection in northcentral PA. More
Nebraska Water Well Grouting Study
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Nebraska Water Well Grouting Study

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Tom Christopherson from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services discusses the results from a study of grout used to seal water wells. More
Groundwater and Climate Connections in the US, 1949-2009
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Dr. Tess Russo from Penn State discusses a study of trends in groundwater across the United States and climate correlations. More
An Update to Gas Well Drilling and Your Private Water Supply
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Bryan Swistock from Penn State looks at how shale gas drilling relates to private water supplies and the potential impacts. More
Regression Models to Explain Naturally Occurring Methane
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Seth Pelepko from the PA DEP discusses using a statistical model to explain the variability of methane levels occurring in groundwater. More
A Study of Roadside Springs in Pennsylvania
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Extension educators discuss results from a study of several dozen roadside springs in Pennsylvania. More
A Study of Pre-Drilling Water Quality in 700 Wells and Springs
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Jim Clark from Penn State Extension in McKean County explains the results of a study of groundwater in northcentral PA as it relates to shale gas drilling. 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
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