The Wilkes University Center for Environmental Quality, through its Homeowner Outreach Program, has been conducting water quality analysis and education for the past 20 years. Even though our groundwater resources are one of our most important assets, there is limited data on the quality and quantity of regional groundwater. Wilkes University is establishing a regional water quality database and we are requesting your participation by allowing us to add the data from your certified water quality baseline analysis to our database.
The database will provide information about the current state of groundwater and surface water quality and serve as a basis for monitoring changes in groundwater and surfacewater quality and document the types of local and regional water quality challenges that are not related to Marcellus gas drilling activity. The database initiative is the first of its kind in northeast Pennsylvania and the initial database will target private wells in Luzerne and Columbia Counties, but we are reaching out to build partnerships throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania so the database can include other counties in the area, i.e., Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Sullivan, Wayne, Wyoming (Resource: Initial Press Release dated –August 17, 2010).
The purpose of our database is twofold. We will use it to help us better understand the current and future groundwater and surface water quality for the region. The database will also be used to generate educational materials relating to regional water quality. The database is for research and education purposes, and will not be sold or used for any commercial purpose. The database is managed by Center for Environmental Quality and the Environmental Engineering ...
To protect your privacy, the research database file will only include the testing results, zip code, general information on well or water source, and the latitude and longitude of the sampling site. Your name, address, or other contact information will not be included within the database.
If you have not conducted baseline analysis and have questions about the testing process and parameters please go to our website and Submit Your Questions or Request for Assistance.
To learn more - go to http://www.wilkes.edu/water
Note: Wilkes University does not provide baseline water testing services, we do provide informational water testing and we our updating our packages to provide affordable screening tools for citizens.
Other informational water testing services at