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Common Concerns About Water and Shale Gas Drilling
Common Concerns About Water and Shale Gas Drilling - Articles Articles
True or false questions about the Role of Water in Shale Gas Drilling in relation to the video. More
Bioremediation Technologies to Solve Global Water Challenges
Bioremediation Technologies to Solve Global Water Challenges - Webinars Webinars
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Dr. Rachel Brennan from Penn State talks about Endocrine Disrupting Compounds and how they can be removed using new technologies. More
Onlot Septic: Proper Care, Maintenance and Alternatives
Onlot Septic: Proper Care, Maintenance and Alternatives - Webinars Webinars
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This webinar describes basic septic system functions, components, reasons for failures, and steps to prevent failures. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Farm Evaluation System
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Farm Evaluation System - Articles Articles
The Pennsylvania Farm Evaluation Program (Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst) is a voluntary farm evaluation that can be used to confirm that a farm is being managed in an environmentally sensitive way. More
Estrogens in Vernal Pools Impacted by Wastewater Irrigation
Estrogens in Vernal Pools Impacted by Wastewater Irrigation - Webinars Webinars
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This webinar explores the impacts of spray irrigation on nearby temporary wetlands, also known as vernal pools. More
Predicting Flow, Transport, and Reactions Using Reactive Transport Models
Predicting Flow, Transport, and Reactions Using Reactive Transport Models - Webinars Webinars
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Dr. Li Li discusses the use of Reactive Transport Models for predicting subsurface water quality. More
Characterizing Groundwater Impacts From Shale Energy Development in NE PA
Characterizing Groundwater Impacts From Shale Energy Development in NE PA - Webinars Webinars
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Dave Yoxtheimer provides a summary of data on groundwater impacts from Shale Gas Drilling. More
Water Management for Marcellus Natural Gas
Water Management for Marcellus Natural Gas - Webinars Webinars
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Dave Yoxtheimer discusses the management of both freshwater and wastewater related to shale gas drilling operations. More
Testing water for EDC's.
Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDC) Footprint Calculator - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
This footprint calculator will educate users about their consumption of EDC-containing products and help them to identify ways to reduce their footprint. 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
Biosolids Quality Biosolids Quality - Articles
Application of sewage sludge to farmland has been a common practice in Pennsylvania for many years and allows this material to be recycled, rather than incinerated or disposed of in landfills. More
K.A. Barbarick, Bugwood.org
Sewage Sludge - A Plain English Tour of the Regulations - Articles Articles
At first reading, regulatory language often is difficult to understand because it is written to be technically accurate and legally precise. More
Effects of Biosolids on Soil and Crop Quality
Effects of Biosolids on Soil and Crop Quality - Articles Articles
Results of a three-year research project that investigated how agronomic biosolids utilization has affected soil and crop quality. More
What is sewage sludge and what can be done with it? What is sewage sludge and what can be done with it? - Articles
In this document, “sewage sludge” will refer to wastewater treatment solids generally, and “biosolids” will refer specifically to material that is suitable for land application. 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
Keeping On-lot Wastewater Systems Healthy Keeping On-lot Wastewater Systems Healthy - Articles
Education and guidance for homeowners with on-lot wastewater disposal systems about how to keep their systems healthy. More
Hydraulic Load Test Hydraulic Load Test - Articles

Hydraulic Load Test

Albert Jarrett, Ph.D.

The Hydraulic Load Test is included as a component of the PSMA On-Lot Wastewater Inspection. 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
Use of Dyes and Tracers to Confirm Septic System Failures Use of Dyes and Tracers to Confirm Septic System Failures - Articles
Commercially available dyes and tracers can be used where additional testing is needed to detect or confirm on-lot sewage disposal system malfunctions. More
Septic Tank Pumping Septic Tank Pumping - Articles

Septic Tank Pumping

Albert Jarrett, Ph.D.

Septic tanks should be inspected and pumped on a regular basis to prevent malfunctions. More
Site Evaluation for On-lot Sewage Systems Site Evaluation for On-lot Sewage Systems - Articles
Proper design and operation of an on-lot sewage system hinges on the ability of the soil to absorb and renovate the wastewater flowing from the treatment tank. More
PSMA On-lot Wastewater Treatment Inspection vs. A Regulatory Inspection PSMA On-lot Wastewater Treatment Inspection vs. A Regulatory Inspection - Articles
The local Sewage Enforcement Officer focuses on system malfunctions. The PSMA certified septic tank inspector focuses on the overall condition of your system. More
Septic Tank Exit Filters Septic Tank Exit Filters - Articles

Septic Tank Exit Filters

Albert Jarrett, Ph.D.

Adding a filter to the exit baffle of a septic tank serves as the final opportunity to capture and remove partially settled particles in the wastewater. More
On-Lot Wastewater Systems; The Basics On-Lot Wastewater Systems; The Basics - Articles

On-Lot Wastewater Systems; The Basics

Albert Jarrett, Ph.D.

The components and function of on-lot wastewater systems and the regulatory system governing their use is described. More
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