Residents who rely on a private well for their drinking water can register to receive free, basic water testing during an informative two-hour Safe Drinking Water Clinic on Wednesday, April 11. Two workshop sessions, from 1-3 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m., will be offered at the Penn State Extension office at the Neshaminy Manor Center, 1282 Almshouse Road, Doylestown.
The Safe Drinking Water Clinic will provide education on proper location, construction, testing, maintenance, protection and treatment of private drinking water wells, springs and cisterns.
Participants can bring a sample of their drinking water for on-site water testing for several basic water quality parameters including coliform bacteria, E. coli bacteria, pH, total dissolved solids, and nitrate. All tests except bacteria will be done during the two-hour workshop so participants can discuss their results with the water specialists.
The workshop and water testing is free; pre-registration is required. Free water testing is limited to one sample per household and thirty total samples per session. Registered attendees will be given more information about how to collect water samples for the workshop.
To register online, visit extension.psu.edu/safe-drinking-water-clinic or call Penn State Extension at 877-345-0691. The registration deadline is April 9, 2018.
A flyer for this event is attached below.