Drinking Water Testing and Information
For Water Well Homeowners, Private Water Well Owners,  Realtors,
Plumbing Contractors, Water Well Drillers

drinking water, coliform, bacteria, well water quality, viruses, protozoans, dirty water


We have put this page together in order to inform the public on a variety of topics and help them along with their testing needs. For a complete listing of available testing parameters performed by the Center please refer to our Testing Parameters Page.  If you can not find what you need, please use our online search at our  Search Site.

Hard Water and Your Drinking Water (updated)
Bacteria in Drinking Water (updated)
Coliform Bacteria and Health Effects
Fecal Coliform in Water (updated)
Color, Odor, Turbidity in Drinking Water and Well Water  
Newest Website - Odor in Water
Corrosion - A common drinking water problem
Cryptosporidium parvum (updated)
Giardia lamblia (updated)
Iron and Manganese in Drinking and Tap Water
Lead In Drinking Water
Water Testing Kits Services and Water Quality Parameters
Nitrate /Nitrogen Groundwater, Springs, Well Water, Spring Water
Nitrite /Nitrogen Groundwater, Springs, Well Water, Spring Water
Phosphate - Surfacewater and Groundwater
pH of Water (new) pH indicators (new)
Buffer Solutions (How to Make) (new)
Sulfates and Hydrogen Sulfide Corrosion, Well Water, Nuisance Bacteria
Rotten Egg Odors- Sulfur Bacteria, Sulfur Odors
Newest Website -Total Dissolved Solids
Groundwater Under the Influence SWIP Studies, MPA, MET, Microscopic Particulate Analysis
Microscopic Evaluation Technigue, GWUDI for Well Water and Groundwater Sources
SWIP Studies for Surfacewater Sources or Regulated Sources Filtration Performance Studies

Newest Website - Elementary / High School Student Project Tips

Newest Website - The MTBE Fact Sheet Drinking Water Issues
Newest Website - Atrazine in Water (updated)
Newest Website - Arsenic In Groundwater
Newest Website - Trihalomethanes and Drinking Water

Newest Website- Benethic Invertebrates and Rapid Bioassessment
Newest Website - Surface Water Physical Chemical Microbiological Standards
Newest Website Ozone Drinking Water Treatment
Newest Website: Radon in Drinking Water 
Newest Website: Radionuclides in Water
Newest Website: Groundwater and Drought Conditions

Other helpful information

A brief explanation of Groundwater Flow Well Water
How to shock chlorinate your water supply (updated)
A listing of water quality terms
Helpful Homeowner Information Private Wells and Water Systems
Listing of Federal EPA Primary Drinking Water Standards
Listing of Federal EPA Secondary Drinking Water Standards
Free Report: Giardia in Drinking Water (updated)
Free Report: Nitrates in Drinking Water (updated)
Free Report: Lead in Drinking Water (updated)

Environmental Links
American Hemochromatosis Society - http://www.americanhs.org

Co-Authored - New Publication on Water Quality for Private Well Owners (NEW Publication)

Other Helpful Links
EPA Microbiology Home Page
A consumers guide to the nations drinking water
How safe is my drinking water?
Where does my drinking water comes from?
How much drinking water do we use in our homes?
How will I know if my drinking water remains safe?
How can I protect my drinking water supply?
What can I do if I have a problem with my drinking water supply?
What do I need to know to protect my private drinking water supply?
Problems Washing Your Clothes?(new)

County and State Water Quality Projects

Carbon County, Pennsylvania (Our Partner: Keystone Clean Water Team-Carbon County Groundwater Guardians)
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Monroe County, Pennsylvania
Pike County, Pennsylvania
Newest Website: Water Quality Data for Your State
Pennsylvania Private Well Owner Program and Website
Agrobusiness Private Well and Rural Water System Program


Online Training Courses

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

Alternative Energy and Green Technologies
 Energy Auditor Training Program
 Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment,
and Stormwater Design, Operation, and Management