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More ‘source water’ needed to support economic growth

August 8, 2013

The good news is, the eastern end of Lycoming County is seeing economic growth; the problem is, the capacity to provide water to those businesses and residences isn’t great enough....

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Aug-08-13 11:50 AM

There is going to be a need for some type of resevoir in the area to support the kind of growth that is taking place.

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Aug-08-13 7:59 AM

Hi rick, your right Big Business and the Government walk hand in hand, it's all about the Money and Power. Thanks for the article.

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Aug-08-13 7:40 AM

Good morning Born Here, yea you gotta love big business, and politicians also. Hey I read that article you suggested, my goodness. If you get a chance there is a new one on the IPS news agency that you might want to read.

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Aug-08-13 6:53 AM

My question would be why didn't they check for all of the water sources before they built the infrastructure? You gotta love BIG business.

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Aug-08-13 6:36 AM

The oil and gas well permits require the operator to perform the proper research and engineering design work prior to submitting the permit application. As long as they complete this work and meet the standard requirements that the state has set forth in the laws, it does take less time for the DEP to ensure that it was done properly and approve it.

If certain permits are done infrequently or don't have a set of standards that have been specifically defined ahead of time, it would take longer. Concerning these water permits, they should have standards and a review/approval process that makes it quicker.

I wonder how close these wells are going to be to the abandoned/demolished Sylvania plant that used to impact the underground water supply?

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Aug-08-13 6:17 AM

"William Kelly, deputy director for county planning and community development, said he would like to see the DEP deliver these water well permits as fast as they do for Marcellus Shale natural gas wells."

Unfortunately Mr Kelly, the county does not buy enough influence to get that kind of corruption working for them.

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