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County may apply for grant to test private water wells

July 24, 2013

Certain Lycoming County residents may have an opportunity to voluntarily participate in a baseline water quality data program in which their private water wells can be tested at no cost to them....

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rick424

Jul-24-13 7:21 AM

Well this is good news to start the day.

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BornHere

Jul-24-13 8:43 AM

Now since your water source is a deciding factor on the value of your property having baseline testing done is the most important thing, on selling your home, getting a new mortgage or refinancing.

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pinecr

Jul-24-13 9:00 AM

Once again a waste of money, put it where it is needed...roads in the areas where the drilling is happening. We have a well and we have paid to have it tested out of our own funds...no need to spend this money on something like this. If individuals with water wells are worried, they should have their wells tested. They can also go to the gas companies drilling in their area and request that they pay for it, after all they are the ones making all the money.

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MisMac

Jul-24-13 9:22 AM

How will the wells be selected? 70 wells is not enough to tract impact on groundwater throughout the county. This amounts to less than 2 wells per township. If Pa. had any concerns for groundwater impact, mandatory testing would be required and conducted by the industry on a biannual basis. And not for just the residents within a small radius of a well pad, as is the case now.

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twinder

Jul-24-13 4:27 PM

The wells are not being tested because of the gas industry. They are being voluntarily tested to establish a baseline of the water quality in the aquifers that serve the County residents. Right now, no one has this information. You may have it for your well, on your property, but not for a large geographic area the size of Lycoming County. Water is a precious resource. And right now, no one has any idea if the major aquifers are changing. By having these baseline tests performed, across a large geographic area, and with continued testing in the future, the hope is to catch any negative effects on the water before it becomes irreversible. I think it is a great idea. Just once, I'd like to see people investigate something before they condemn it.

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weldnpipe

Jul-24-13 5:17 PM

Excellent twinder, But the folks on here, once again, just want to say stupid stuff about things they know nothing about, and does not even affect 90% of them.

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BornHere

Jul-24-13 5:48 PM

Did I mention anything about the Gas Industry, no I did not. I agree with what they are doing.

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rick424

Jul-25-13 7:09 AM

Same here, never condemned the industry in my post on this one.

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MisMac

Jul-25-13 2:13 PM

"The wells are not being tested because of the gas industry." Are you serious????

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