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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Collaborative hosts program on clean drinking water

  • The Pocono Source Water Collaborative will be sponsoring “Protect your Own Drinking Water: Our Most Important Resource” to educate the residents of Pike County about the importance of clean drinking water.
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  • The Pocono Source Water Collaborative will be sponsoring “Protect your Own Drinking Water: Our Most Important Resource” to educate the residents of Pike County about the importance of clean drinking water.
    The program will take place on Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Pike County Training Center, Route 739, Lords Valley
    The workshop date of March 22 coincides with the United Nations World Water Day. The Snow date is March 29.
    "Everything we do has the potential to affect someone’s drinking water. The total effect of everyone working to control pollution will be the protection of clean water for future generations. Everyone can make a difference by doing their part," said organization officials.
    "Source water protection is a way to prevent our drinking water from becoming polluted by managing possible sources of contamination in the area which supplies water to the well. Everyone has an important role to play in protecting our drinking water – today and in the future. Source water protection is a community effort."
    The program will address private well maintenance and water quality, the importance of protecting the source of your drinking water, how community associations can protect their drinking water and how we can work with our municipal officials to protect our drinking water.
    The Pocono Source Water Collaborative mission is to raise awareness and help local officials, water suppliers, homeowners, commercial well owners, emergency management officials, concerned citizens and community stakeholders take action to protect drinking water from contamination to ensure our quality of life, economic growth and nature’s benefits.
    The program is free, but pre-registration is required by March 19. To register for the “Protect your Own Drinking Water: Our Most Important Resource”, contact the Pike County Conservation District at 570-226-8220.
    This effort has been partially funded by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund under a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for Drinking Water Source Water Protection administered by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
    Page 2 of 2 - For more information on the Pocono Source Water Collaborative including the members of the Collaborative, please visit their website at www.sourcewaterpa.org/pocono
     
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