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The Water Research Center Website is dedicated to information and free resources for Private Well Owners, Evaluation of Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems, Private Well Water Testing, Pennsylvania Water Quality and Education/Outreach Programs - We Need Your Help to Spread the Word!
The webportal is maintained by Mr. Brian Oram is a licensed professional geologist and soil scientist with over 25 years experience in applied earth and environmental sciences. Mr. Oram has conducted research and consulting projects related to acid mine drainage ( AMD ), mine drainage, lake and stream monitoring programs, wetland creation and monitoring, filtration plant performance evaluations, testing new point of use water treatment devices and systems, hydrogeological evaluations, geological investigations, soils testing, soil morphological evaluations, water well drilling and construction, drinking water testing, mail order water testing kit program, private well water testing programs, and land reclamation. Mr. Oram has also been involved with Citizen Monitoring and other Environmental Training Programs for groups within the United States, Aruba, Europe, and even the former Soviet Union. Mr. Brian Oram is the main sponsor for this webportal.
The main reason for this webportal is the neeed to properly inform and educate private well owners and small water systems are not regulated by the EPA or the DEP in a given state. For example, Pennsylvania has about 50% of private wells produce water that does not meet a primary health standard, i.e., Could Make the Well Owner Sick. Therefore, it is up to the individual private well owner to ensure that the water is safe. This website has been up and running for over 25 years with the primary mission of providing free information on this topic to well owners. We have had over 1,300,000 unique visitors and many private well owners from throughout the world use this portal.
In Pennsylvania, we have found that typically at least 10 % of private well have one or more of these problems:
a. Low pH / corrosive water
b. Elevated Iron and/or Manganese
c. Elevated Bacteria (Actually it is 40 % to 50% for this parameter)
Less than 5 % of private wells have problems with methane gas, barium, alpha/beta, and other contaminants that would suggest a saline water source. In the middle, we have found about 5 to 10% may have problems with copper, lead, arsenic, and plasticizers.
This site offers assistance to private well owners throughout the United States and at this point we have directly or indirectly assisted over 1.3 million citizens. Through this portal, we offer sponsorships to sites that offer high quality information, technology, or assistance to rural communities and private well owners. If you would like to sponsor this portal, there are a number of options available. Sponsorship programs start at $ 250.00 (General Website Sponsor- Small PA Business) for the first 2 years and then $ 250.00 for each additional year (paid annually).
The sponsorship can provide the following levels of outreach and recognition:
General Website Sponsor - Recognized on the Sponsor Page and One Other Page.
Outreach Sponsor - Recongized as a General Website Sponsor,
plus Recognized in Outreach Events.
Targeted Sponsor - Outreach Sponsor, plus Targeted Keyword linking.
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