Online Information Guide to Topics Related
Private Well Owners, Private Water Systems, Individual Private Wells,
Springs, Rural Groundwater Systems, Rural Water Resources, Concern Related to Marcellus Shale / Utica,
Oil and Gas Development, and Baseline Water Testing
In New York
Private Well Owners Help to Protect Groundwater Quality - FOR FREE !

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Certified Commercial and Residential
Drinking Water Systems




The following contains background information related to common drinking water sources of contamination, acute and chronic health problems, health advisories, and aesthetic problems associated with drinking 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.  The Water Research Center is an outreach programs developed by Mr. Brian Oram.

Drinking Water Quality Help Guide
Keystone Clean Water Team


Hard Water and Your Drinking Water
Barium and Drinking Water Quality (NEW)
Bacteria in Drinking Water
Coliform Bacteria and Health Effects
Fecal Coliform in Water
Color, Odor, Turbidity in Drinking Water and Well Water  
Odor in Water

Corrosion - A common drinking water problem
Cryptosporidium parvum
Giardia lamblia
Iron and Manganese in Drinking and Tap Water
Lead In Drinking Water
Lithium In Drinking Water (NEW)
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
Buffer Solutions (How to Make)
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
Drinking Water Treatment Options (NEW)

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 (updated)
Newest Website: Radon in Drinking Water 
Newest Website: Radionuclides in Water
Newest Website: Groundwater and Drought Conditions
Newest Website: Methane Gas and Methane Gas Migration/ Mitigation  (NEW)
Newest Website:
A Well by Well Review of the Data from Dimock, Pennsylvania (NEW)
Our Video Section  (NEW)
Newest Website - Well Biofouling

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
Free Report: Nitrates in Drinking Water
Free Report: Lead in Drinking Water

Environmental Links
American Hemochromatosis Society -

Other Helpful Links
EPA Microbiology Home Page
A consumers guide to the nations drinking water
How safe is my drinking water?
Drinking Water Treatment Systems (updated)
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? Problems Washing Your Clothes?

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

County and State Water Quality Projects

 (Our Partner: Keystone Clean Water Team )(updated)
Wyoming County and Susquehanna County Outreach Programs (updated- New Reports Added!)
Pike County, Pennsylvania (updated)
Newest Website: Water Quality Data for Your State
Newest Website: Water Quality Data for Dimock PA
USGS -New York State (New)
Report on Groundwater Quality in New York State 1986(New)
Oil and Gas Wells In New York State (New)
New York State - Water Well Driller Program (New)
Public Water Supply in New York State (New)
Existing Oil and Gas Wells in New York (New)
Standards for Individual Water Wells in New York (NEW)
Well Construction Standards in New York (NEW)

Hydrological and Geological Evaluations
Pennsylvania Private Well Owner Program and Website- Pennsylvania
Agrobusiness Private Well and Rural Water System Program
Assistance to Watershed Groups and Other Environmental Organizations
Watershed Website  (updated)
Watershed Support and Training (updated)
Watershed and Lake Support
Assistance to Watershed Groups
Water Quality Index  (updated)
Water Library (updated)
Power Point Presentations(updated)

MPA MET Testing Services- Microscopic Particulate Analysis
Groundwater Under Direct Influence Investigations 

Online Training Courses

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