Washington Co. Watershed group begins water monitoring project

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. — The Washington County Watershed Alliance is conducting a large-scale water monitoring project in Washington County, Pa.,, in cooperation with the Southwest Pa. Environmental Health Project and Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE lab.

Purpose

The goal of the project is to develop an inexpensive device that will allow homeowners to routinely monitor their well or spring water quality, while collecting data on surface water and groundwater conditions in high natural gas extraction areas.

If you are a resident of Washington County, Pa. with well or spring water and are interested in monitoring your water quality, we would like your participation in this project. Participation is open to any homeowners interested in our natural water resources regardless of their opinion on natural gas drilling.

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The project will begin its test phase of the in-home devices in July, so interested persons should contact the WCWA immediately. The full project will begin in September and will involve the participation of approximately 80 households.

There is no cost to enroll in this project, though participants will have to attend a training session in their area.

Call Beth at the Washington County Watershed Alliance for more information or to sign up at 724-503-4785, or email bethk@pawccd.org.

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