Sunday, December 9, 2012

Washington PA Southwest PA Izaak Walton League Marcellus Shale

Working as a Community - Getting the Waters Tested

Mr. Brian Oram, Professional Geologist, and owner of B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc. completed an informational session for the Izaak Walton League, Washington Chapter,  in Washington, Pennsylvania.

The Izaak Walton League of America is a national non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the soil, air, woods, and water of the United States.  The presentation was an informational meeting that included the following topics:

What is the Citizen Groundwater / Surfacewater Database?
What We Know about Baseline Water Quality in Pennsylvania.

nDoes Water Quality Change – if so how? n
What is Baseline Testing? n
What are the Critical Issues? n
What are some of the Key Parameters? n
What is Working as a Community?

It was a lively event, I had a good time, and there was some interesting discussions. A pdf version of the presentation can be found at one of these portals:

Dimock ( I had the job of a group of citizens that the groundwater was not pure) , PA (Video) and Franklin Forks, PA

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  1. It is the responsibility of state to test the groundwater in all the cities but I appreciate non-profit organization like this because of their good work.

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  2. Not Really - PADEP only oversees the operations of community and non-community system - not private systems. The private systems are not regulated in PA and actually out number the regulated systems.