Reading, PA – Sen. Judy Schwank is hosting a Home Water Workshop for residents who get their drinking water from a private well, spring or cistern on Thursday, Nov. 16, at Penn State Berks, 1800 Broadcasting Road. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Franco Building, Room 109.
The program, presented by Penn State Extension, the Delaware River Basin Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, will cover proper well construction and maintenance. That includes factors to consider when siting a well, tips for selecting a well driller, what to test for, maintenance issues, groundwater protection, and treatment options should a contaminate issue arise.
Participants may bring a sample of their drinking water for basic water testing during the session. The testing is for nitrates, total dissolved solids and pH will be provided during the event. Educators will be available to advise participants if their test results suggest further water analysis by an accredited lab is recommended.
For the sample: Empty a fresh, store-purchased plastic bottled-water container and refill it with water from the tap.