Category Archives: threats

Disaster Management Training coming to Berks County July 2014

The Berks County Water and Sewer Association (BCW&SA) will host its annual Conference on July 30, 2014, at Albright College, Reading, PA. The group plans to build on its proactive source water protection efforts with the 2014 conference theme: Disaster … Continue reading

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DEP Fines Range Resources-Appalachia LLC $75,000 for Brine Spill

WILLIAMSPORT, Lycoming County — The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it has fined Range Resources-Appalachia LLC of Fort Worth, Texas, $75,000 for a July 2012 manufactured brine spill of 3,066 gallons at its Cornwall Mountain Hunting Club … Continue reading

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Need Funding for Your Source Water Protection and Watershed Efforts?

If you’re in the Pennsylvania portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, perhaps the 2014 round of NFWF Grants could benefit your source water protection efforts. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals to restore the habitats and water … Continue reading

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Can Source Water Protection Help with a Pipeline Leak?

Source Water Protection Model developed under PA DEP’s SWPTAP Program was helpful to evaluate petroleum pipeline leak. By Al Guiseppe, P.G., Senior Geologist | SSM Group, Inc., Reading, PA. In January 2013, Pennsylvania American Water Company (PAWC) received an Underground … Continue reading

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Biosolids plan raises groundwater concerns in Centre County

As the following article shows, residents are becoming more aware of source water protection zones that safeguard their families’ drinking water supply. And in the case of one town in Centre County, Pennsylvania, a mom is demanding restrictions for spreading biosolids, an … Continue reading

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