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PA Legislators to Consider Private Well Construction Standards

On June 11, 2013, the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is scheduled to consider legislation that would authorize the Commonwealth to set standards for the construction of drinking water wells. The legislation– House Bill 343 (Miller-R-York)– would authorize … Continue reading

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Understanding and Protecting Source Water

Excerpt reprinted courtesy of Susan M. Boser, Penn State Cooperative Extension, Beaver County Whether you use a public water supplier or have a private drinking water well, the water that you drink has to come from somewhere before it gets … Continue reading

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EPA Study of Hydraulic Fracturing to include 3 PA counties

EPA has selected seven sites for its study of hydraulic fractuing, including three sites in Pennsylvania: Bradford and Susquehanna Counties in northeast PA, and Washington County in southwesternPA.   Locations were chosen where fracking has already taken place and will look for any impact … Continue reading

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Water Authority lacks permit to supply water for Marcellus Shale drilling

December 19, 2010 From the ALTOONA MIRROR With Marcellus Shale a hot topic across the state and region, the Altoona Water Authority had hoped to capitalize on the lucrative drilling efforts. Unfortunately, the authority lost the opportunity to earn about … Continue reading

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SWP for a Small System: Is the benefit There?

Whether you’re a small community system or a larger authority managing a dozen reservoirs to serve multiple municipalities, chances are you share similar challenges at different scales. For the smaller system, creating a sourcewater protection program may seem like an … Continue reading

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