Supply and Conservation

Information on water for agriculture, including supply and conservation, irrigation, cisterns, low-yielding wells, riparian buffers, well maintenance and tools for adjusting irrigation water pH and alkalinity. Tips on private water system management.

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Water Requirements Under the Food Safety Modernization Act
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Dr. Luke LaBorde from the Penn State Department of Food Science discusses water quality as it relates to food safety. More
Results from Livestock Water Supply Testing in Pennsylvania
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Bryan Swistock from Penn State discusses results of a research study on the quality of water supplies for livestock, especially dairy cows. More
Home Garden Irrigation Systems
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Steve Bogash, a Horticulture Educator with Penn State Extension, discusses building and maintaining your own home garden irrigation system. More
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia spp.)
Heat and Drought Tolerant Plants - Articles Articles
Sandy Feather, extension educator in Allegheny county, has prepared this list of trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials that don't just survive but will thrive in our long, hot summers. More
Tools for Adjusting Irrigation Water pH and Alkalinity
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Penn State Extension educators discuss the importance of pH and alkalinity for irrigation. More
Irrigation Water Characteristics in Pennsylvania
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Amy Galford, Water Resources Educator for Penn State Extension, provides a summary of irrigation water quality concerns in Pennsylvania. More
River Basin Commissions and Water Management
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Dr. Charles Abdalla, an Agriculture and Economics professor at Penn State, discusses the basics of River Basin Commissions in Pennsylvania. More
The Economic Value of Protecting, Restoring and Expanding Nature’s Benefits
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This study answers a basic question, What is nature worth? Does it have a hidden value beyond the beauty and welfare of a community? 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
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
Riparian buffers protect our water, soil, and ecosystems.
Riparian Buffers: Pennsylvania's Best Solution for Protecting Its Waters - Articles Articles
This article explains the benefits of using riparian buffers to protect the health of waterways, livestock, adjacent property, and all who drink and use water downstream. More
Spring Creek running through downtown Bellefonte, PA
Access and Allocation of Water in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Access and Allocation of Water in Pennsylvania

Charles Abdalla, Ph.D., Kristen Saacke Blunk

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
Principles of Turfgrass Irrigation
Principles of Turfgrass Irrigation - Articles Articles
While the basic concepts of a good watering program may appear simple, in actual practice there are many and varied problems associated with the successful application of each. 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
Agricultural Water Needs and Sources Water Supply
Agricultural Water Needs and Sources Water Supply - Articles Articles
Information on the volume of water needed for various agricultural purposes. More
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