Homeowner and Residential Drinking Water, Groundwater, Spring Water Testing and Environmental Education PROGRAM

Residential Water Supply and Homeowner Drinking Water
Testing Evaluation Program

For Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Water Research Center

Residential Water Supply and Homeowner Drinking Water
Testing Evaluation Program

Luzerne County, PA.

Mr. Brian Oram, PG
B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc.


Environmental Education and Outreach - Drinking water testing and analysis services provided by a  research laboratory as part of the Homeowner Outreach Program for Luzerne County.  The residential water testing program includes analysis for common water quality problems, microbiological contamination, and makes recommendations regarding the potential need for water treatment devices, such as: softeners, reverse osmosis units, distillation, neutralizers, chlorination systems, ultraviolet or UV systems. As part of the Water Research Center continuing efforts of environmental education, the following programs and pages were established:

Homeowner Evaluation Program

Homeowner Education Program

Self-Monitoring Testing Kits and Meters - screen samples at home.

Recent Presentations (2013) in Luzerne County - Workshop 1 and Workshop 2.

Homeowner Evaluation Programs

For Homeowners ONLY (Not for regulatory use !)
If you are looking for Baseline Testing Related to Natural Gas Development (click here)

Education Program

The Water Research Center is making available a number of free informational documents related to common drink water quality issues and problems, such as: Giardia cysts, Crytpsporidium, nitrates, lead, corrosion, bacteria and much more.  Below are three more detailed reports, but more information can be found at the help desk.    We are also available conduct Community Based or Regional Water Quality / Private Well Owner Education Programs, Watershed Based Assessments, and aid in Developing Baseline/Regional Testing Programs - schedule a Workshop.

 The informational documents that are available include:

The Water Library - Pdf files on Water Issues and Topics - A lot of Free Information pdf files, docs and html pages

Online Reference Library - Water Treatment, Septic System, Bioterroism - Free Articles, Links to Other Website, and Low Cost Reference Materials - (leads to off site links)

Report #1: Giardia and Crytosporidium and Waterborne Disease

Report #2: Nitrates: Health Hazard

Report #3: Lead in Drinking Water

Methane Gas Migration

Barium in Drinking Water


Online Training Courses

New Online Training Courses for Professional  - http://online-training-courses.info/
LEED- AP / Green Associate Training/ Professional Development Hours Courses

Alternative Energy and Green Technologies
 Energy Auditor Training Program
 Health and Safety Training - Chemical Handling and Disposal

 Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment,
and Stormwater Design, Operation, and Management


For More information about the Water Research Center, 
please contact:

 Attn: Mr. Brian Oram, Professional Geologist (PG)
Water Research Center
B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc.
15 Hillcrest Drive
Dallas, PA 18612

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