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August 7, 2013

I read that the county wants to test private wells. The county sewer authority cannot even read the sewer laterals videos correctly....

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BornHere

Aug-08-13 6:31 PM

Thank you twinder for explaining about the need for baseline I figured it had something to do with the industry, that is why I tested our water for 4 years, I even included my baselines in my disclosure when I sold the house.

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twinder

Aug-08-13 12:11 PM

My understanding of the timing is that recently, some forward thinking people realized that there may be questions about the safety of the water aquifers due to the gas drilling. Some water engineers and others, conferred and realized that no such baseline exists on our water conditions. They found some grant money available, and partnered with some of the health agencies to get to a baseline. This way, if anything does change in the water supply, we should be able to find the problem and the cause, much sooner.

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USABorn

Aug-07-13 11:24 PM

MrShaman - 6:08 AM

"C'mon...c'mon...the T-Baggin' Congressional Class O' 2010 are (without-a-doubt) responsible for our presently-"constipated" House O' Reps....but, they HARDLY (that's "not hardly", for you Bush-fans) have the numbers to have infiltrated to Oval Office."

Sham you are getting dumber everyday. While the House has passed and passed bills, it's the senate under the direction of ahole Harry Reid that is constipated!!!! They can't seem to get anything out.....not even a budget. All the Ex-lax in existence couldn't unclog them.

As for the Oval office, stupidity reigns there!

I have to laugh at the media trying to say Dumbama is snubbing Putin by calling off their big meeting.

Snubbing Putin? Really????? They've got to be kidding. Putin could care less about that worthless twerp! I doubt there is a day goes by that Dumbama runs his mouth, that Putin doesn't laugh at him.

Dumbama, laughing stock of the world.

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BornHere

Aug-07-13 5:54 PM

I started testing our well water at our previous home in 2008 because of the Gas Industry.

Capricorn1 raises a very good question why wasn't baseline done before, why now are they concerned about the quality of the water in the aquifers? One would think that the aquifers would have been tested all along.

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sideliner

Aug-07-13 3:02 PM

KrazyK posts: "It sounds like the letter writer just wanted to vent about government tyranny."

Agreed, but might I add: where it (tyranny) doesn't exist.

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KrazyK

Aug-07-13 12:48 PM

The letter writer is concerned about water tester qualifications. There is collection of the sample, analysis of the sample, and certification of the results. These steps could be performed by a single person or involve several people and labs depending on the analytical requirements. Training is dependent upon the requirements. It sounds like the letter writer just wanted to vent about government tyranny.

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Capricorn1

Aug-07-13 12:13 PM

Twinder, I'm curious to know why this baseline was never taken before? Was there never a reason before to monitor the aquifers?

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rick424

Aug-07-13 11:34 AM

twinder is correct but again there should be something in place for the Marcellus shale, that is what ACT 13 money is for.

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rick424

Aug-07-13 11:31 AM

Problem is, enigma, having a baseline test is more expensive when a gas well is involved, believe me, I know. I realize this program is not for this kind of testing but it should be.

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twinder

Aug-07-13 11:30 AM

With the exception of Garder54, not a single comment here has any basis in fact; including the LTE. Water well testing has nothing to do with the Marcellus industry. DEP requires municipalities to have Act 537 plans for sewer infrastructure and to deal with malfunctioning septic systems. It gives the State and municipalities a plan to deal with Sewer and septic issues. All that the water well testing is being done for is to gather a baseline of what the current water conditions are in the aquifers under Lycoming County. Does anyone know what the general water condition is in the aquifers prior to Marcellus? The answer is no. It is a proactive approach to better protect our water from ANY sudden changes to its quality. Obviously, you can't tell if the water is changing without having a baseline, or starting measurement point. Stop ******** about things you know nothing about and clearly don't want to take the time to understand.

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enigma

Aug-07-13 11:12 AM

I'm all for well testing. If you have a well, you should periodically have your water tested by an accredited lab. You should also pay for it. If you don't want to have your well tested that is your right and your risk. That's how freedom works folks. Keep the government out of my well.

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SteelerFan

Aug-07-13 11:10 AM

Sham, the House is the only Legislative Body that is passing anything. The Senate is constipated and needa a Reid enema.

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rick424

Aug-07-13 10:06 AM

I think testing wells is a great idea. Who would of thought, protecting people instead of corporations. What a good use for ACT 13 monies instead of upgrading an obsolete airport. In fact they should test every well that will have a gas well with in 2 miles of a water well. A complete baseline that includes chemicals not normally included in testing wells in this area. As for lowering taxes, there is so little money from this it would barely make a dent in your taxes if at all.

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Capricorn1

Aug-07-13 9:24 AM

Texas you are exactly right. I worked in government for many years and every year there was a push to spend "use it or lose it" money. Instead of budgeting properly for what is actually needed, the pork was spent foolishly just so they didn't lose it. And this happens at every level of government.

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garder54

Aug-07-13 8:52 AM

Tyranny? What a drama queen.

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MrShaman

Aug-07-13 8:23 AM

"I read that the county wants to test private wells. The county sewer authority cannot even read the sewer laterals videos correctly. What do you expect from people who have two and three day training course. After a five day course are they eligible to do neurosurgery?

What minimum training will the will the water testing "experts" have?

We will end up with more tyranny at the local level..." - Tucker Coe

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Per Webster:

tyranny: 1:oppressive power - 2: a government in which absolute power is vested in a single ruler - 3: a rigorous condition imposed by some outside agency or force - 4: an oppressive, harsh, or unjust act

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Shouldn't you 'Baggers stick with terminology you (actually) understand?

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CMReeder

Aug-07-13 8:19 AM

Got to love the right they think badly of everyone and every thing exept themselves of course.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Aug-07-13 6:37 AM

Everyone in government is scrabbling to figure out how the spend the bucket of Act 13 money. New free money; let's go spend it! Wahoo!!

Instead, they should use it to reduce existing taxes. The public should tell all the officials to reduce taxes and use the Act 13 money instead.

Of course, maybe if I owned or worked for the water testing lab, I would be pushing the testing too!

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MrShaman

Aug-07-13 6:08 AM

"I read that the county wants to test private wells. The county sewer authority cannot even read the sewer laterals videos correctly. What do you expect from people who have two and three day training course. After a five day course are they eligible to do neurosurgery?"

The ignorant seem to be in control from local governing bodies to, and including, the oval office." - USABorn

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C'mon...c'mon...the T-Baggin' Congressional Class O' 2010 are (without-a-doubt) responsible for our presently-"constipated" House O' Reps....but, they HARDLY (that's "not hardly", for you Bush-fans) have the numbers to have infiltrated to Oval Office.

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USABorn

Aug-07-13 3:01 AM

"I read that the county wants to test private wells. The county sewer authority cannot even read the sewer laterals videos correctly. What do you expect from people who have two and three day training course. After a five day course are they eligible to do neurosurgery?"

The ignorant seem to be in control from local governing bodies to, and including, the oval office.

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