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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Master Well Owners Network: Training Volunteers to Safeguard Drinking Water
Master Well Owners Network: Training Volunteers to Safeguard Drinking Water - Articles Articles
Learn about the Master Well Owner Network (MWON) online course that trains volunteers to teach about safe drinking water and the proper management of private water wells, springs, and cisterns. More
Master Watershed Steward Program participants Julie Thomas, Erin Uber and Linda Frederick plant a tree at a dam removal/stream restoration project. Photo by Erin Frederick
Penn State's Master Watershed Steward Program Praised by State - News News
Penn State Extension's Master Watershed Steward Program recently received recognition from the state for its efforts to improve Pennsylvania's water quality. More
Master Well Owners Network: Training Volunteers to Safeguard Drinking Water
Master Well Owners Network: Training Volunteers to Safeguard Drinking Water - Online Courses Online Courses
$49.00
The MWON online course trains volunteers to teach about safe drinking water and the proper management of private water wells, springs, and cisterns. More
Nebraska Water Well Grouting Study
Nebraska Water Well Grouting Study - Webinars Webinars

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
Groundwater and Climate Connections in the US, 1949-2009 - Webinars Webinars
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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
Dive Deeper Summit
Dive Deeper Summit - Conferences Conferences
The Dive Deeper Summit is a gathering of youth water educators in the Mid-Atlantic Region where knowledge and resource sharing is paired with networking opportunities. More
Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Academic Standards
Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Academic Standards - Articles Articles

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
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Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Curriculum - Articles Articles

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
Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Adaptation - Articles Articles

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
Saving Money and Septic Systems Through Water Conservation - Webinars Webinars
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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
Strategies to Protect Groundwater and Drinking Water
Strategies to Protect Groundwater and Drinking Water - Webinars Webinars
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This webinar discusses practices that homeowners can implement to protect groundwater including private water wells and springs. More
Youth Drinking Water Education
Youth Drinking Water Education - Webinars Webinars
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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
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
Rain Barrel Workshop
Rain Barrel Workshop - Workshops Workshops
Learn how to make your own rain barrel and take it home! 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
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
Homeowners should make a map showing the location of the components on their on-lot septic system. Photo: G. Hurd, Penn State Extension
Managing Your On-Lot Septic System - Articles Articles
About 25 percent of all housing units in Pennsylvania use on-lot septic systems for the treatment and disposal of household wastewater. 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
Water Conservation for Communities
Water Conservation for Communities - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

Water Conservation for Communities

Bryan Swistock

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$4.00
Help your community learn how to conserve water. More
Pennsylvania Stream Map
Pennsylvania Stream Map - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
$19.95
Locate streams, rivers, and lakes in your part of Pennsylvania. 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
Managing Your Well During Drought
Managing Your Well During Drought - Articles Articles

Managing Your Well During Drought

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.

Groundwater levels in wells vary over time. Water conservation and pump adjustments can help manage your water well during drought. More
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