February 19, 2009

Private Drinking Water Well Videos. Five new online videos are now available from the Penn State Extension Service to help the more than 1 million private water well owners properly maintain and identify well problems.
Three million people in Pennsylvania are served by private wells, with 20,000 new wells drilled each year in the state. However, Pennsylvania is one of only a few states with no regulations covering the construction and safety of water coming from those wells. As a result, well owners should learn to identify problems and properly maintain their wells.
The videos cover water supply basics, water supply and conservation, water supply construction and maintenance, water supply testing and protection and solving water problems. (Click here for more water resource information.)