Private Well Owners in Pennsylvania - Please Read ! This will benefit you and it is free.

For the past 20+ years, I have been conducting water quality analysis, baseline testing, and conducting education programs for the citizens of Pennsylvania.  Even though our groundwater resources are one of our most important assets, there is limited data on the quality and quantity of regional groundwater. While working at Wilkes University, I helped establish the formation of a "Citizen" Groundwater and Surfacewater Database.  Even though I no longer work full-time at Wilkes University, I am working with Dr. Brian Redmond and Dr. Sid Halsor on the development, formation, and creation of this community tool.  This regional  water quality database is an unbiased warehouse of water quality data that is supported by fellow "Citizens" of this Commonwealth.  

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 representatives of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Program at Wilkes University, i.e., Dr. Brian Redmond and Dr. Sid Halsor.
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.    

This is what citizens are saying about this service and community resource:

"WOW! I can’t thank you enough. My only regret is that you are not here to do the rest of the tests for my community. If all this drilling wasn’t coming here, I would be begging you to bring the family here." (Darlington, Pa)


"KUDOs to Brian and others for putting the concept together" (Wayne County, PA)

"Thank you for a most informative discussion last night.  I think it may have opened many eyes and minds to well contamination issues already in the community" (Regional Task Force, PA). 

"this program has been a ROCK to us... thank you, as always, thank you thank you! " ( Private Well Owner, Dimock, PA - Part of EPA Dimock Sampling)

"Thank you so much!  We truly appreciate your taking the time to come - it has been great to the facts and educate the residents" (Private Well Owner, Susquehanna County, PA).


After reviewing this information, I would hope you will take action and support the Citizens Groundwater and Surfacewater Database and Contribute Your Information (NOT MONEY) to the PA Private Well Owner and Watershed Survey.  These programs are free and can help to make a positive change in PA.

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Brian Oram, Geologist in PA

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