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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
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
Sanitary well caps are just one way to protect your drinking water. Photo credit: Bryan Swistock
Home Water and Septic Workshop - Workshops Workshops

Home Water and Septic Workshop

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Understand your drinking water supply and septic systems. Learn how to protect, test, and treat water from wells and springs, and how to maintain and inspect your septic system. 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
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
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
There are steps that you can take to help prevent septic waste from backing up into your home during flooding. Photo: George Hurd, Penn State Extension
Protecting Your Septic System From Flooding - Articles Articles
Although your septic system may work well during dry weather, too much water from flooding or heavy rains can cause problems. 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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Help your community learn how to conserve water. 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
Coliform Bacteria
Coliform Bacteria - Articles Articles

Coliform Bacteria

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.

This article describes what coliform bacteria are, where they come from and how to remove them from drinking water. More
Helping Realtors Understand On-Lot Wastewater Inspections
Helping Realtors Understand On-Lot Wastewater Inspections - Articles Articles
As part of the “home inspection” process, realtors need to understand who should conduct on-lot disposal system inspections and what outcomes to expect. More
An Examination of Failing Private Septic Systems in Pennsylvania An Examination of Failing Private Septic Systems in Pennsylvania - Articles
Results of a Penn State study on the condition of septic systems statewide, funded by a grant from the Center for Rural Pennsylvania. More
Creating an Infiltration Surface
Creating an Infiltration Surface - Articles Articles

Creating an Infiltration Surface

Albert Jarrett, Ph.D.

Information for contractors to properly build an infiltration surface; the soil surface where stormwater or wastewater is expected to enter the soil profile. More
Marcellus shale drilling in progress, Beaver Run Reservoir, Westmoreland County. Credit: Robert Donnan.
Water’s Journey Through the Shale Gas Processes - Articles Articles
Using publicly available information, we attempt to track and quantify current water use through the stages of the gas well development process. 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
Photo: Amy Galford
Managing On-lot Septic Systems - Articles Articles
On-lot septic systems typically consist of a treatment tank and a soil absorption area which is commonly called a leach field or drainfield. More
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