PIKE COUNTY - Pike County is almost entirely dependent on groundwater to meet its drinking water needs. With the exception of bottled water, all water that is consumed at home, in school, and in the workplace originates as groundwater from private, community and municipal wells and springs.

Pike County Conservation District, in cooperation with Pike County - Penn State Extension and the Pocono Source Water Protection Collaborative, will be hosting two free workshops throughout Pike County on Wednesday, August 23rd and Wednesday, October 18th to discuss the importance of groundwater and provide some useful tips on maintaining good drinking water quality.

At the workshops participants will learn the importance of groundwater, how groundwater reaches your well, and how easily it can be polluted.

The first 10 registered participants per workshop will be provided a water test kit at no charge to take home and test their own drinking water. The water test will include coliform bacteria, nitrates, pH and Total Dissolved Solids.  The water test results will be forwarded to homeowners along with any potential steps needed to improve drinking water in their home. The workshops will be held at the following times and locations:

Workshop #1 – Wednesday, August 23 at 7 p.m. at the Lackawaxen Township Building, 116 Township road, Lackawaxen.
Workshop #2 – Wednesday, October 18 at 7 p.m. at the Dingman Township Building, 118 Fisher Lane, off Milford Road, near Milford.

To register for one of the programs above please contact the Pike County Conservation District at 570-226-8220 or email pikecd@pikepa.org.

Registration is free and all programs are open to the public.
Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.