Water Well/Spring Workshop Scheduled Feb. 3 In Coudersport

From Potter County Today

bryanswistockA recognized authority on the complex issue of water quality in private wells and springs will present a workshop in Potter County on Thursday, Feb. 3. The session, jointly sponsored by Cooperative Extension and the Potter County Commissioners, is tentatively scheduled for 6:30 pm at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport. More details will be announced.

Bryan Swistock, a water quality specialist at Penn State with almost a quarter-century of experience, will lead the workshop. It’s especially geared toward owners and users of private water supplies. Swistock and Penn State have been offering the workshops in areas of the state that are experiencing increased natural gas drilling. Emphasis of the Feb. 3 program will be on interpreting the results of testing conducted on wells and springs. Information will also be presented on laws covering gas drilling and water testing, including “presumption of liability” issues, and steps water supply owners should consider taking if gas drilling is taking place nearby.

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