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Starting Off the New Year Right – Drinking Water Water Resources Sustainability

Happy New Year, I would like to propose we make one additional commitment this year.  This commitment is to care about the water we drink as we try to remember how we impact or influence the quality and quantity of the water resources.  Although it is the beginning of a new year (wishing you GOOD Luck in 2017!), for the water cycle the new year started in October.  This is the time of the year wheThere's more…

Free Well and Spring Water Screening Test

As part of our outreach and assistance to private well owners, we are offering a free water screening test. The water screening test will check the general quality of your well or spring water and the testing will include pH, conductivity, total dissolved solids, iron, nitrate, nitrite, alkalinity, and total hardness. To qualify for the testing, you will need to do the following:There's more…

New Private Wellowner Guide to Groundwater In Pennsylvania- Groundwater and Drinking Water in PA

Potable water is most valuable and under appreciated resource of our planet. Why? Because in many locations, the "aquifer" is hundreds of feet below ground and extends over a vast area that includes multiple municipal and state boundaries. Over 70 percent of the earth's surface is covered with water, but < 0.5 % of this water is usable freshwater resource.There's more…

Community Presentation in Southwestern Pennsylvania Washington PA

Washington PA Southwest PA Izaak Walton League Marcellus Shale - Presentation by Mr. Brian Oram

Mr. Brian Oram, Professional Geologist, and owner of B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc. completed an informational session for the Izaak Walton League, Washington Chapter, in Washington, Pennsylvania.There's more…

Need to Work as a Community - A Citizen of PA Perspective - Working Together for Change

Need to Work as a Community

by Mr. Brian Oram, Professional Geologist
The Water Research Center and B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc.There's more…

Lithium in Drinking Water and Brine Water Marcellus

The Water Research Center is a strong supporter of environmental education and the company feels privileged to make available this informational fact sheet for free as a means of environmental education, awareness, and outreach. In partial fulfillment of that obligation we are proud to make this report available to YOU.There's more…

Citizens Can Help To Track Change and Document Groundwater Quality

CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE IN Community Education Program

B.F. Environmental Consultants
Mr. Brian Oram, PG
15 Hillcrest Drive
Dallas, PA 18612There's more…

Science: Groundwater pollution in less than 10 years.

A recent peer-reviewed study concludes that fracking could allow contaminants to travel from deep shale 'to aquifers in less than 10 years'. The author recommends that "The rapid expansion of hydraulic fracturing requires that monitoring systems be employed to track the movement of contaminants and that gas wells have a reasonable offset from faults." Neither of these steps is currently being taken, or even contemplated, as far as we know.There's more…

Getting the Waters Tested - The Marcellus Shale Factor

Date: 
5 years 49 weeks ago

This event will present a summary of the available information from the Wilkes University Citizen Database and make specific recommendations related to baseline water quality testing and how the Marcellus Shale is a Factor in making changes with how we manage our water resources. This workshop is an informational and training session for professionals.There's more…

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