Supply and Conservation

Information on drinking and residential water supply and conservation, including managing on-lot septic systems, rainwater cisterns and youth water education. Tips on saving money, septic systems through water conservation and storing drinking water.

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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
Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Academic Standards
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Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Academic Standards

Kristen Kyler, Jennifer R Fetter

The following is a list of current Pennsylvania Academic Standards addressed within the Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow curriculum. More
curriculum
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Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Curriculum

Kristen Kyler, Jennifer R Fetter

Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow is a hands-on stormwater education curriculum available from Penn State Extension and Pennsylvania 4-H. More
Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Adaptation
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Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Adaptation

Kristen Kyler, Jennifer R Fetter

Tips for using the Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow Curriculum at fairs and community events when time is limited. More
Saving Money and Septic Systems Through Water Conservation
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This webinar discusses the amount of water and money that could be saved by installing water-conserving devices and adopting water-conserving habits. More
Youth Drinking Water Education
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Penn State Extension Water resources Educator, Susan Boser, highlights extension water resources available and designed to be used with youth audiences. More
Strategies to Protect Groundwater and Drinking Water
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This webinar discusses practices that homeowners can implement to protect groundwater including private water wells and springs. More
A group of youth learn about the importance of water clarity at a Penn State Extension program.
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Youth Water Education

Jennifer R Fetter

A variety of resources and opportunities are available from Penn State Extension to help you provide youth with water education experiences. More
Keeping your own well and septic records is important. Photo: George Hurd, Penn State Extension
Keeping Well and Septic System Records - Articles Articles
If on a private well, you should determine the quality of your drinking water. If using an on-lot sewage disposal system, you must ensure that the system is operating properly. More
Spring Creek running through downtown Bellefonte, PA
Access and Allocation of Water in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
This article provides an overview of water rights for citizens, farmers, rural business owners, and elected and appointed officials. (This is not a substitute for advice from a qualified lawyer.) More
River Basin Approaches to Water Management in the Mid-Atlantic States
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Interstate conflict over water resources is growing in the Mid-Atlantic region. As population increases and industries and energy sources shift, water becomes in greater demand. More
Newly installed three chamber septic and pump tank (Photo by Amy Galford)
Funding for Private Well and Septic System Repairs - Articles Articles
Major repairs or replacement of septic system and drinking water wells can be costly, but there are sources of financial assistance for homeowners. More
Water Conservation - How Much Water and Money Can You Save?
Water Conservation - How Much Water and Money Can You Save? - Articles Articles
Determine how much water you currently use and the amount of water and money you could save by installing water-conserving devices. More
Saving Water in the Home
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Out of all the methods for water conservation, household water use is what consumers have the most control over. More
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