Geology, Groundwater Resources, and Well Water Quality - Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
Private Well Owner - Outreach and Education Program


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Announcement - The PA Citizen Groundwater and Surfacewater Database (Free Assistance)

The Private Well Owner and Marcellus Shale Environmental Survey (Free Program)


Mr. Brian Oram is a licensed professional geologist and soil scientist with over 20 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, and land reclamation. Mr. Oram has also been involved with Citizen Monitoring and other Environmental Training Programs for groups within the United States, Europe, and even the former Soviet Union.

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

NEED -Certified Baseline Testing Related
to Natural Gas Development



The Key Components of the Groundwater Monitoring and Survey of Susquehanna County are as follows:

1.  Provide residents of Susquehanna County general information on groundwater quality and availability.  To do this we will be adding background information on the regional geology and water quality issues.

2. Provide online information about water quality problems common in drinking water supplies for the County and region.  At this point, the Online Help Guide has information on a number of topics or check out our online search tool.

3.Develop a Residential or Homeowner Outreach Program to Help Private Well Owners Understand Baseline Testing Results (Free Program).  We provide a free review of the data, professional advise, and helps to compile information on the regions Groundwater and conducts community outreach and training program.  As part of this program, the Homeowner would receive a questionnaire and water sampling kit that for specific information about general location, water supply, water quality problems or concerns, and ask permission for us to use the water quality data for educational purposes.  

4. If you are looking for informational water testing or screening - go to the Informational Water Testing Program

Regional Reports of Interest

Download - Two Key Reports on Baseline Water Quality In Northeastern PA (1937)

Groundwater in Northeaster PA (Lohman, S., 1937) - reprinted  (NEW!) 
Associated Map for this Study  (NEW!) 

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Review of EPA Data from Dimock, PA - One Well at a Time (2012)

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