Water Research Center
Online Education and Professional Training

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

High School, Elementary School, Home School and other
Undergradutate Education in Groundwater, Spring Water
Testing and Environmental 
Education PROGRAM

Website is Dedicated to Providing Links to Great Online Resources for Training In Earth Science

Environmental Education and Outreach - Because of the continued request for more information and services related to home school and undergraduate student research projects, this website was developed.  This website provides education outreach information, links to affordable at home testing kits, research and reference materials, and the Water Research Center.

Education Outreach Program

The Center for Environmental Quality at Wilkes University 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.   The informational documents that are available include:

Report #1: Giardia and Crytosporidium and Waterborne Disease

Report #2: Nitrates: Health Hazard

Report #3: Lead in Drinking Water

Report # 4: Color, Odor, and Turbidity of Drinking Water

Report # 5: Hardwater, Water Softener, and Treatment Systems

Report # 6: Iron and Manganese in Water and Water Treatment Options

Report # 7: Corrosion and Corrosive Water Impact on Lead and Copper Levels in Drinking Water

Report # 8: Radon in Air and Water

Links to More Information of Drinking Water Issues - Check Out Our 
Online Helpguide

Water Quality Calculators and Indices

Surface Water Online References

Phosphate - Surfacewater and Groundwater

Buffer Solutions (How to Make)

Benthic Invertebrates and Rapid Bioassessment

Surface Water Quality Guidelines (PA Perspective)

Evaluation Programs

This section was added to handle the numerous email, phone calls, and other request for assistance related to student research projects.  The first set of links are to websites where you can purchase easy to use affordable testing kits for your science projects, home water screening, or home indoor environmental testing some of the testing can be done at home some needs to be mailed to a laboratory.

Experiments, References, and Projects

Watersafe Home Drinking Water Test (Available from Amazon)

At Home Water Testing Kits for School Projects - Multiple Options

Water Harvesting- Rain Gardens, Environmental Monitoring

Equipment and Supplies for Student Projects

Reference Materials/Lesson Plans

Grades 1 - 5

Grades 6+ 


Homeowners Get Your Water Tested as 
Part of Our Private Well Owner Drinking Water Testing Program


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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