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Passive Treatment Methods for Acid Water in Pennsylvania
Passive Treatment Methods for Acid Water in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Passive Treatment Methods for Acid Water in Pennsylvania

William Sharpe, Ph.D., Bryan Swistock

Acid rain and acid mine drainage have polluted thousands of miles of Pennsylvania streams with acid water. This publication explains the chemistry of streams and treatment objections and guidelines. 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
Spring Development and Protection
Spring Development and Protection - Articles Articles

Spring Development and Protection

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.

Springs occur wherever groundwater flows out from the earth’s surface. Springs typically occur along hillsides, low-lying areas, or at the base of slopes. 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
Roadside Dumps and Water Quality
Roadside Dumps and Water Quality - Articles Articles
This publication addresses the complex issue of water quality as it is affected by solid wastes that have been mismanaged, including roadside dumps. 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
Windbreaks and Shade Trees - Articles Articles
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
Woodland Stewardship: Management Practices for Landowners
Woodland Stewardship: Management Practices for Landowners - Online Courses Online Courses
$119.00
Learn about forest ecosystems, management, and stewardship practices, as well as wildlife, water, tree identification and measurement, and legacy planning. 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
Teach for Forests: Forest Education for Teachers and Youth Leaders
Teach for Forests: Forest Education for Teachers and Youth Leaders - Online Courses Online Courses
$119.00
Learn about forest trees, wildlife, water, ecology and silviculture. Learn to teach children and teens with activities and through curriculum recommendations. More
Understanding Forests: Education for the General Public
Understanding Forests: Education for the General Public - Online Courses Online Courses
$79.00
Learn practical knowledge and skills about forest trees, wildlife, and water, as well as forest ecology, management, and silviculture. More
H2OSolutions
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H2OSolutions

Bryan Swistock

Helps private water system owners and professionals evaluate wells, springs and cisterns. More
Fish ponds provide can aesthetic beauty, wildlife habitat, fishing, swimming, as well as water for livestock, irrigation, or fire protection.
Management of Fish Ponds in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Management of Fish Ponds in Pennsylvania

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.

Are you building a new pond on your property? Do you already have a pond that you use for swimming, irrigation, fishing, or other activities? More
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