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What does Source Water Protection look like in Tioga County, PA?

That’s the question answered in two new videos, produced by the Tioga County Conservation District in partnership with the Tioga County Source Water Protection Coalition, with help from a 2014-2015 WREN Watershed Education Grant. Erica Tomlinson, District Manager at the Tioga … Continue reading

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‘Planning to Protect Your Water Supply’ Webinar

‘Planning to Protect Your Water Supply’ Webinar March 18, 2015 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Julie Kollar, Director of the Water Resources Education Network (WREN), will team-up with Neal Fogle and Peter Wulfhorst, Economic and Community Development Educators for Penn State Extension … Continue reading

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New Tech Brief offers help for protecting Groundwater Sources

The National Environmental Services Center has just released a new Tech Brief titled “Well Maintenance and Groundwater Protection.” More than 88 million American residents have their drinking water supplied by community systems that rely on groundwater as a primary source, while … Continue reading

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New USGS Reports Describe Groundwater Vulnerability to Contamination

One in every five samples of groundwater used as a source for drinking contains at least one contaminant at a level of concern for human health, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. About 115 million people—more than one-third of … Continue reading

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New Program Helps Small Water Systems Protect Sources

During 2014, several drinking water contamination incidents in West Virginia and Ohio received national media attention.  The water supply for hundreds of thousands of residents was affected. Officials, regulators and water industry leaders renewed the call to action to community … Continue reading

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