Citizen Monitoring and Training
Written by Mr. Brian Oram, PG
Water Quality and Pathogenic Disease Laboratories
The Drinking Water Testing Laboratory and Education/ Resource Center
Citizen Monitoring and Training Programs
Started in 1982 (Over 20 yrs of Experience)
The certified laboratory has worked on projects related to acid mine drainage ( AMD ), mine drainage, lake and stream monitoring programs, wetland creation and monitoring, filtration plant performance evaluations, testing new point of use water treatment devices and systems, hydrogeological evaluations, geological investigations, water well drilling and construction, drinking water testing and land reclamation. The Center has also been involved with Citizen Monitoring and other Environmental Training Programs for groups within the United States (Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey), Europe, India, and even the former Soviet Union. The staff of the Center is available for education conferences and workshops.
Under the Citizen Monitoring Program we can provide assistance in training (field, laboratory, and workshops), developing QC/QA Plans (QAPP), selecting monitoring equipment, establishing testing protocols, developing a database, conducting datagap analysis, GIS/GPS assistance, laboratory support, online resources/information, and other technical assistance in data review. In addition to these services, we can conduct workshops on subjects related to water quality, groundwater resources, non-point source pollution, water well construction, drinking water quality, lake and watershed management, and on-lot wastewater disposal. New online Water Quality Index Calculator for Surface Water.
Program to support Watershed Organizations In Pennsylvania - The C-SAW Program.
Program related to the Marcellus Shale - Getting the Waters Tested - The Marcellus Shale Factor.
Please visit the Homeowner - Private Well Owner Outreach Program (Informational Water Testing).
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