"PLANNING FOR PRIVATE DRINKING WATER SUPPLIES"
Penn State Extension, 1.25 CM credits
Private water wells and springs are vital to the rural water infrastructure in Pennsylvania, which provides drinking water to approximately three million rural residents and farms. Because Pennsylvania lacks state regulations covering private water supplies, their proper management becomes the voluntary responsibility of rural homeowners who often lack a proper understanding of their management. In the absence of state regulations and proper voluntary measures, some municipalities have attempted to fill the gap by enacting local ordinances for private water systems. This webinar will provide results from over 30 years of research and outreach at Penn State to help planners understand private drinking water supplies and available resources for municipalities and homeowners.
Moderator: John Turack. Speakers: Bryan Swistock, Peter Wulfhorst.