Friday, October 26, 2012

GETTING THE WATERS TESTED -THE MARCELLUS SHALE FACTOR - Corry Pennsylvania


PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
Contact: Mr. Brian Oram, PG – 570-335-1947- bfenviro@ptd.net

PRESENTATION IN THE SANCTUARY
"GETTING THE WATERS TESTED -THE MARCELLUS SHALE FACTOR"

Residents of Rural Northwest, PA & Southwest NY
Especially Columbus, Bear Lake, Clymer, Corry, Panama,
Lottsville, Wrightsville, Youngsville, Pittsfield, Spring Creek

Dallas, PA—October 26, 2012—Brian Oram, a professional geologist and soil scientist and founder of B.F. Environmental Consultants, announced today that his firm is conducting an outreach and education session on November 3, 2012 from 2 to 5 PM at the First United Methodist Church in Corry, PA.  The program will have only 1 hour of presentation and up to 2 hours of questions and answers.  The title of the presentation is “Getting the Waters Tested- The Marcellus Shale Factor – Working as a Community”.    This education event is sponsored by the Brokenstraw Watershed Council 501( c)(3), Caldwell Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited 501 ( c)(3), and B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc.  During the discussion, we will introduce the Citizens Groundwater and Surfacewater Database, a grassroots effort to track change in groundwater quality in Pennsylvania, plus discuss critical issues related to baseline water testing. To learn more about the Citizen Groundwater/ Surfacewater Database and other Grassroots Efforts or to schedule an outreach event, go to http://www.water-research.net.

About B.F. Environmental Consultants, Inc.
B.F. Environmental Consultants, based in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Poconos, has been providing professional geological, soils, hydrogeological, and environmental consulting services since 1985. The company specializes in the following areas: hydrogeological and wastewater evaluations for siting land-based wastewater disposal systems; soils consulting (soil scientists), environmental monitoring, overseeing the siting, exploration, and development of community/ commercial water supply sources; baseline water testing, conducting “certified baseline samplers training programs”,  environmental training/ professional training courses, and other environmental services. For more information about B.F. Environmental Consultants, visit www.bfenvironmental.com and www.water-research.net.

Notes:
1. Very nice groups
2. A lot of very good questions.
3. Lively discussion of why deep well injection seems the direction PA is heading.
4. Discussion related to the questionable use of old wells as recharge wells.
5. Less it is possible to get group discounts related to testing.
6. Powerpoint presentation will be available as a pdf file via http://www.bfenvironmental.com - Probably by November 9, 2012.

2 comments:

  1. Another question that came up is monitoring: I suggested the following:
    a. Develop a monitoring program for the community where you screen private wells with a pH, ORP, and conductivity meter.
    b. Conduct some form of water testing and retesting - preferably certified every 6 months. Test for the key parameters for your well.
    c. Maintain a record of your well water quality.
    d. Need help - just email, visit website, or call.
    e. Support the Citizens Groundwater Database
    f. Get our New Private Well Owner Guide

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