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

Residential Water Supply and Homeowner Drinking Water
Testing Evaluation Program

Water Research Center

Residential Private Well Owner Water Supply and Homeowner Drinking Water
Testing Evaluation Program

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

Baseline Testing - Natural Gas Development
Water Testing Real Estate Transfers

Environmental Education and Outreach - Drinking water testing and analysis services provided by a national testing laboratories or certified/licensed professionals.  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.

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

Online Training Courses

LEED- AP / Green Associate Training/
Professional Development Hours Courses

Water Well Design (other training provider)


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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